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SPX Transformer Solutions

 

SPX Transformer Solutions

PROJECT GOALS:

SPX Transformer Solutions saw an opportunity to capture market share by expanding manufacturing capacity at their Waukesha Electric Systems facility. That called for an investment of $70 million, while government funding offset the total by $25 million. Consolidated Construction served as the Owner’s Representative on this project.

The expansion increased the size of the facility by 50%, and extended the company’s ability to manufacture large, high-voltage power transformers used by electric utilities, independent power producers, and independent transmission operators.

The project is comprised of many unique features, including an 18,000 SF shielded room, 110’ clear ceiling heights, seven new overhead cranes (including one rated at 500 tons) and extensive new process equipment.

 
This is the largest expansion in the history of our company.  It is a very high profile project for our company and for the community.  We needed an expert Owner’s Representative to confidently show us how to get this done correctly.  The Consolidated Construction team got our attention from day one due to their ability to listen to our needs and to customize a solution to meet them.  In all areas of project execution – economic development, design, community interface, contract management, and construction – the CCC team has exceeded our high expectations.
 
A capital project of this size and complexity is difficult to keep on schedule and on budget; it is a testament to CCC’s ability to work in our best interests that we are achieving our goals.  I would highly recommend CCC to anyone considering a capital project in the future.
 
Trent Spear
Vice President of Business Development, Waukesha Electric Systems/SPX

For more information, or to receive a quote, contact our Manufacturing & Industrial market leader Mark Schwei.

 

KEY FACTS:

  • Complied with stringent floor flatness and levelness criteria required for air pallets used to move 250 ton equipment
  • Re-purposed more than 100,000 SF of existing building into manufacturing, quality control, and offices via phased design, bidding, and construction
  • Special foundations/equipment pits extending to 20 feet below grade
  • Extensive groundwater de-watering required during construction, all disposed of as hazardous material