Substation Construction
and Maintenance

We are one of the leading substation construction companies in substation construction and installation services, for substations from 69kV to 500kV. We have constructed hundreds of successful projects from site preparation to energization. We also offer turnkey solutions.
Our staff are highly experienced in the construction of electric and power substations. We aim to offer you a high quality and dependable service for all your substation needs including substation construction, maintenance and repair services.

Services

The Substation Construction and Maintenance division offers the following services:

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Substation
Construction and Maintenance
  • We are one of the leading substation construction companies in substation construction and installation services, for substations from 69kV to 500kV. We have constructed hundreds of successful projects from site preparation to energization. We also offer turnkey solutions.
    Our staff are highly experienced in the construction of electric and power substations. We aim to offer you a high quality and dependable service for all your substation needs including substation construction, maintenance and repair services.
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Security Barriers
  • Richardson-Wayland Electrical Company has been at the forefront of providing utility construction services which complies with the CIP - 014 regulations. Our staff have been factory trained to install security barriers around critical substations. We provide professional and safe utility line construction to ensure we offer the highest quality service.
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Switch Replacement
  • Richardson-Wayland Electrical Company installs, removes, and maintains switches from 15KV TO 500KV. Employees are trained in all facets of switching operations.
Experienced

In our business, the value of on-the-job experience is immeasurable. Our people come trained and ready to meet the task. Add to that over a century of industry expertise to bring a level of mastery and performance you won't find anywhere else.

Ready

You're on a tight deadline. We're staffed and ready to meet the challenges of your aggressive schedule. With the right specialized equipment, veteran crews and our good old-fashioned work ethic, we'll get the job done safely, on time and on budget.

Safe

Our strong record speaks to our safety commitment to our employees, the public and the environment. Experience is part of it. So too is our partnership with NECA, and the specialized and OSHA-mandated training that's a high priority for our internal safety department.

Projects

Read about some of our Substation Construction and Maintenance projects below:

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Taussig Substation
  • Location: Norfolk, VA !--
    Customer: Dominion Virginia Power
    Taussig substation was a project designed to improve reliability for customers in Norfolk. It involved upgrading a 13.2 kV line inside the substation to operate at 34.5 kV. Construction included removal and installation of breakers, switches, conduit, control cable, and aluminum bus.
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Cannon Branch Substation
  • Location: Manassas, VA
    RWEC was selected to expand the existing Cannon Branch Substation in Manassas. Our scope of work included replacing the existing single transformer with two new transformers; one a 230kV to 115 kV and the other a 230kV to 34.5kV transformer. RWEC replaced existing wooden backbone structures with new galvanized steel backbone structures. Work included 167 foundations and over a mile of aluminum bus. Along with the control house RWEC installed seven 230 kV breakers, seven 230kv Switches, five 34.5 kV breakers, and seven 34.5 kV switches.
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Security Fences
  • Location: Multiple locations throughout Virginia
    Install specially designed security fences which protect critical substations. Scope of work includes drilling and setting of fence posts and anti-ramming barriers, installation of fence panels, connecting fence to existing substation ground grid and removal of existing fence. All work is done while the substation is energized.