Miami, FL 2018 - W.A. Chester, a United Utility company, was awarded the Flagami Inductor Cutover project, by Florida Power & Light and successfully completed the project ahead of the 2018 end-of-year deadline.
This underground utility installation project encompassed two new sections of stainless-steel conduits from an existing parallel circuit to a new inductor substation. The new cutover cable system installation was engineered to feed a group of new inductors which will support an HV overhead circuit need for FPL.
Outage timing was a critical path for FPL and additional challenges were requested during the start of this project, shortening the duration of the outage window of work for W.A. Chester. In cooperation with the client, W.A. Chester, successfully completed installation of 750’ of new stainless-steel pipe, 750’ of cable, 6 terminations, 2 bi-metallic splices and over 800’ of 2” oil line ahead of schedule for FPL.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, December 7th, 2018 - W.A. Chester, a United Utility Company, helped make spirits bright at Fort Belvoir's annual tree lighting ceremony by decorating and lighting the magnificent tree at the army base. WAC's Street Light and Low-Volt division, have been lighting the tree for the past 14 years. Over 800 people gathered around the tree at this year's event and Santa Claus himself made a special appearance.
WAC's Street Light division will be maintaining the tree lights through the New Year. They will also be responsible for the street light installation and street light maintenance in the town. They are converting the obsolete street lights to new LED fixtures.
About United Utility
United Utility serves North America’s utility and infrastructure sector through a growing network of partner companies with specialized expertise in electric transmission, distribution, and related fields. United Utility is an affiliate of Bernhard Capital Partners, a private equity firm investing in companies that span the entire energy spectrum.
About W.A. Chester
W.A. Chester is the industry-leading electrical contractor for installation, maintenance, and repair of underground high voltage cable transmission and distribution systems. W.A. Chester's clients are the nation's electric utility companies and independent power producers. W.A. Chester works throughout the United States and Canada and is one of three specialty contractors performing this type of work on a national basis. In addition to underground systems, W.A. Chester has expanded its services to include installation, maintenance, and repair of overhead electric distribution cable systems.
ON NOVEMBER 14, 2018
Engineering News-Record (ENR) named W.A. Chester, a United Utility company, to its prestigious annual list of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors in the U.S. W.A. Chester is ranked number 16 in the top 20 utility contractors and number 270 on the ENR list, which is compiled based on revenue.
2018 marks more than five years that W.A. Chester has been on the ENR list.