LS Cable & System (LS C&S) announced that it has been awarded “The Bergen-Linden Corridor Project (BLC)” by Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), the largest electric and gas service provider in New Jersey, worth approximately $57 million USD. PSE&G serves 2.2 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers in the state of New Jersey.

LS C&S will supply and install a new 345kV underground cable system between Bayway and Bayonne. This project is to deliver electricity to northeast New Jersey to address power shortage issues in the region. Some of key challenges for this project are manufacturing, transporting, and installing new underground cables across the Newark Bay through conduits installed by the horizontal directional drill method. This entails manufacturing continuous cables longer than 7,000 ft(2.2km), well-planned logistics for transportation from the manufacturing facility to the work site, and special care and handling of large reels at the site.

Mr. Jae-In Yoon, President of the Business Unit in LS C&S, said, “Our successful experiences in the past and customers’ trust accumulated through previous projects played a decisive role in winning this contract. In November 2014, LS C&S successfully completed the Southern Maryland Reliability Project, a 230kV Patuxent River Crossing Project, with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative.” ,

The BLC project is scheduled to be operational by June 2018.