Source: EM News | July 13, 2017
Workers removed extensive electrical infrastructure and equipment, transported three massive 110-ton condensers, and characterized, excavated, and backfilled three condenser basements and 20 underground vaults. They also remediated the soil and removed and transported nearly 56,000 gallons of oil. A condenser adjusts conditions and voltage on the electric power transmission grid.
CTI deducted the proceeds from recycling many of switchyard’s metals and components from its contract cost. The company recycled more than 800 tons of steel, 28 tons of copper, and 7 tons of aluminum and brass, avoiding placing these materials in DOE’s onsite disposal facilities.
“Small businesses are crucial to advancing our cleanup mission in Oak Ridge,” Jay Mullis, acting manager for Oak Ridge’s EM program, said. “CTI is proof of the skill and ability they offer. Their unique approach generated $115,000 in savings, and it diverted a large amount of debris from our waste disposal areas.”
The switchyard project moves Oak Ridge’s EM program closer to its goal of transforming the former uranium site into a private
industrial park. About 880 acres have already been transferred to the community for reuse. The former switchyard site will be available to transfer from government ownership after the project is completed this month.
CTI is conducting the work under a firm-fixed-price contract awarded in June 2015. The company is set to complete the switchyard project for $3.8 million.