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60-ton transformer offloaded on Potash Mine Road


 USA, New Mexico: A 60-ton power transformer has been offloaded at the site of a new substation on Potash Mine Road as part of the Carlsbad substation upgrade and a $53 million transmission line project in Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico.

The 60-ton transformer was transported by Crane Service Inc., which was able to jack it and slide it onto a heavy haul tractor, states the company in the press release.

The Roadrunner Substation is under construction about 73 kilometres (45 miles) southeast of Carlsbad and it will provide power to both Intrepid West and Mosaic mines.

The Potash Junction-to-Roadrunner 230-kV transmission line project is built by Xcel Energy and it involves 40 miles of new line between the new Roadrunner Substation and the existing Potash Junction Substation, according to T&D World.

The project approved by The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is scheduled for completion in December 2015.

Source: Crane Service, T&D World