Since the transformer pad was not accessible, we offloaded the transformer to a temporary laydown. Our plan was to head back to the head office to review, colloborate and strategize the safest way to complete this project.
With some creative thinking, hard work, and pulling from our 50 years of experience, Apex was able to come up with a solution. We created a delivery plan that would place the transformer onto the pad without having to shut down the power, while maintaining BC Hydro’s safe limits of approach on the high voltage lines. The plan was to jack and roll the transformer via a safe route around the switchstation to a place where we can safely reload the transfomer onto the trailer and deliver the transformer to its pad.
To complete the delivery, we transferred the load to our off-road trailer to get into the switchyard, offloaded and rotated the transformer, slid it 500’ on the ground, rotated it again, slid it another 100’, re-loaded it to our trailer, then delivered it to the pad and offloaded it. The onsite works were completed in less than a week, with no incidents.