Forest Drive: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) safely and reliably deliver gas to more than 655,000 customers in central Maryland. BGE’s STRIDE plan supports accelerated modernization of BGE’s natural gas distribution system to enhance safety and reliability. As part of BGE’s ongoing effort to maintain safe and reliable energy delivery systems, Ferguson Trenching Co., Inc. was awarded a contract in January 2015 to upgrade a gas main along Forest Drive between Greenbriar Lane and Spa Road. Our crews are installing approximately 4,550 linear feet of 8”, ¼” wall, wrapped HP steel pipe. In order to minimize the impact on the surrounding community and normal traffic patterns, the construction is taking place during overnight hours.
To keep pace with Maryland’s electricity-driven lifestyle, Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) is building a 725 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Waldorf, Maryland. The new facility will generate enough electricity to power more than 650,000 homes and uses state-of-the-art technology to produce electricity efficiently and cleanly to help meet the region’s demand for energy.
When completed, CPV St. Charles will be one of the cleanest natural gas facilities ever built in Maryland and Washington, DC area, using clean natural gas and helping reduce dependency on older coal-burning power plants which currently supply a majority of the region’s power.
Ferguson Trenching Co., Inc. has been subcontracted by CPV to design and construct the required natural gas infrastructure to the power plant site. To date, we have installed over 6,400 linear feet of 16”, ½” wall, X-52, OHP steel pipe. Our crews are currently constructing the metering and regulation station on a 3.5 acre site, adjacent to Dominion Transmission’s pipelines. Ferguson Trenching Co., Inc. is on schedule to finish our portion of the project by October 2015.
Fort Meade has a workforce of approximately 39,000 members, composed of military, civilian and contractor personnel. It is the fourth largest workforce of Army installations in the continental United States. In 2009, American Water (AW) was awarded ownership and a 50-year contract for the operations, maintenance, upgrades, renewal and replacement of water and wastewater systems at Fort Meade.
In 2013, AW awarded Ferguson Trenching Co., Inc. (FTC) a design build contract to increase fire flows to the 6th Cavalry Troop Housing located on Fort Meade. FTC is in the process of upgrading 3,000 linear feet of aging 8” cast iron water main with 12” PVC C-900 water main. In addition to the water main, FTC is installing eleven fire hydrants, reconnection three 8” fire service connections and thirteen 4” water service connections. The majority of construction is taking place in 6th Armored Cavalry Road and requires extensive pedestrian and vehicular maintenance of traffic.