NJ Land Solar LLC, recently completed a dynamic project in Burlington County, NJ to provide solar power to McGuire Air Force Base. Carson Corporation was awarded this project in Burlington County, NJ in March of 2018. All Earth Work, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Open Cut and Utility work was completed by October, 2018. This project turned out to be no easy task with regulatory snafus and soggy ground conditions. Carson’s versatility became evident as the open cut design failed permit approval and the wetlands delineation increased. A plan to avoid permitting obstacles was developed by Carson Corporation and the Project Engineer. HDD rigs were mobilized and drilling began thus avoiding these new wetland obstacles. A wet summer slowed progress on excavating, transferring and grading material to level the 40 acre site. Carson Corporation’s Means, Methods and Project Management combined to get the Solar Field and Power Transfer Lines completed on time and on budget.
Installation Details and Project Summary
Owner: New Jersey Resources Company – NJR
Project: New Jersey Land Solar, LLC.
Location: Wrightstown, Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey and McGuire Air Force Base.
General Contractor: Miller Brothers Solar, Conshohocken, Pa.
Project Engineer: Michael R. Thomas, PE, T&M Associates, Franklin Park, NJ.
Civil, Utility and HDD Contractor: Carson Corporation, Lafayette, NJ.
Earthwork: 70,000 cubic yards.
Utility Work: 70 Manholes, 3500 LF of Duct Bank, 4.2 miles of Open Cut Pipeline.
HDD Detail & Pipe Size/Length: 6021 LF of (4) 2”, (2) 5”, (2) 6” HDPE bundled in 8 separate HDDs.
Pipe Supplier: By Owner.
Chris Simpson – Project Manager Carson Corporation:
“New Jersey Land Solar Project was significant to me because it showcases many of Carson Corporation’s capabilities while satisfying our clients. Carson has found a niche in HDD/Utility/Civil projects. Enlisting one contractor that can self-perform all phases of a project keeps our clientele coming back!”
Carson Corporation Contact Information:
Bob Carson-VP of Business Development