Product Company: Mears Group, Inc.

Two Platforms, Two Shore Approaches, Two Lines And A Hurricane

January 2014, Vol. 241 No. 1

The power supply for Virginia’s densely populated Middle Peninsula Area, on the Chesapeake Bay, is currently adequate but somewhat fragile; a single 115 kV line extends southward from the Harmony Village Substation of Dominion Virginia Power (DVP). The non-redundant power supply was at risk for long interruptions and local demand threatened to outstrip supply.

A/C Mitigation Strategies Light Up Corrosion Seminar

May 2011, Vol. 238 No. 5

In the U.S. and many other countries, shared land use by pipelines and other utilities is common. This trend means the number of overhead high-voltage transmission lines parallel to and sharing a common corridor with underground pipelines has increased, and they all need grounding to prevent interference by alternating current (A/C).

Design-Build Proves Effective On Florida HDD Project

November 2010 Vol. 237 No. 11

In April, the Mears Group, Inc. completed a design-build project in Jacksonville, FL to allow a regional energy producer to expand its natural gas pipeline to serve new facilities.

To complete the project, Mears drilled a 7,400-foot pilot hole at a depth of 130 feet beneath the St. John’s River bottom to install a 16-inch steel pipe.