The Elm Road Generating Station is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the city of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, approximately 12 miles south of the city of Milwaukee. The project involved the construction of two new coal-fired electric generating units and common facilities to accommodate up to 3,000 megawatts of generation at the site. As the marine subcontractor, AUS assisted in the installation of four offshore water intake shafts, 12 feet in diameter. These shafts are 8,000 feet from Lake Michigan’s shore.
AUS divers utilized their extensive offshore experience to complete the following: heavy lifting and rigging involved in barge mobilization and anchor procedure; rigging and placement of platforms, piles, drill rigs and casings; welding operations on piles, platforms and barges; and drilling operations. The project began in June 2005, and was successfully completed in 2007.