Burnham Taylor Transmission Cable

New 345-kV XLPE transmission cable through downtown Chicago


BURNHAM TAYLOR TRANSMISSION CABLE PROJECT
Chicago, Illinois
Client: Exelon Corporation – ComEd

  • Transmission line engineering and design
  • Substation engineering and design
  • Collection system engineering and design
  • Material and equipment procurement support
  • Construction field services

Sargent & Lundy performed engineering and construction management for the installation of the 345-kV XLPE cable and reconfiguration of the HPFF cable systems between the Taylor Street 345-kV GIS and the 345-kV Garfield Terminal. The project included modifying the overhead connections and the installation of 345-kV series line inductors and breakers at Calumet Substation. The double-circuit transmission line ran from downtown Chicago south on State Street approximately 6.2 miles to Garfield Terminal.

Project Scope:

  • 6.2 miles of double-circuit XLPE transmission cable in downtown Chicago
  • Installation of cable under the Chicago River, crossing of heavy-rail tracks, and under the Stevenson Expressway
  • Modification and installation of GIS and AIS 345-kV terminations, inductors, and circuit breakers
  • Scheduling, construction management, and commissioning support for the four substations and four transmission lines
  • 345-kV XLPE terminations at Garfield Substation

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Todd Hanssen

Senior Vice President

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Todd brings 25 years of experience in the design of power generation and transmission projects and is currently the director of power transmission construction services.