Project Examples

Overhead Underground Submarine Feeder Tie 

Overview: Bowen Island is currently fed by submarine cable 25F54 HSB from Horseshoe Bay. There has been a substantial increase in load and in order to mitigate the concerns surrounding the reliability of this existing electrical service, a second feeder to Bowen Island was proposed. Following an investigative study into seven different alternatives, the recommended solution was to feed Bowen Island by installing a ductbank and overhead feeder on Gibsons, extending submarine cable from Gibsons to Keats Island, installing a new ductbank through Keats Island, and running a submarine cable to Bowen Island. ZE Power Engineering’s work included the overhead and underground design, communication with stakeholders, construction management, and complete project management tasks required from the Gibsons substation to the connection with the overhead extension on Bowen Island.

Duration: May 2013 – March 2015

Services: Underground Design (Civil and Electrical), Overhead Design, Project Management

Total Project Value: $13.0 million

Distribution engineering cover the full spectrum from design, engineering, and drafting services to full engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) of projects. ZE Power Engineering provides overhead and underground designs, feasibility studies, structure modeling, and route selection in order to meet its clients’ needs for growth and reliability upgrades. Designs allow for variety of landscape and climate conditions in the Northwest, developing specially engineered solutions for nonstandard applications.

The company understands that successful distribution projects incorporate operability, constructability, and safety as key requirements. The team ensures that each design is done according to standard practices and meets all site conditions and client-specific needs, including:

Overhead design
Underground duct bank design
Feasibility studies
Overhead structure engineering and modeling
Condition assessments
Voltage conversions
Structure design
Equipment specification
Route selection
Protection and control
System planning