Diamond D was awarded this project due to our proven performance of exceeding expectations on prior storm recovery projects. This project consisted of the recovery of Entergy assets that had been destroyed by Hurricane Laura, specifically the recovery of all damaged material for recycling purposes. DDI’s scope of work included dismantling and removing from rights-of-way all damaged transmission structures, poles, anchors, guys, transformers, insulators, and conductor. All recovered materials were segregated by type and delivered to designated recycling facilities. In addition, all rights-of-way were restored to pre-storm conditions, including grading and seeding of impacted areas and installation of fencing, gates and access/egress locations.
Throughout this project, DDI encountered numerous challenges. The most notable challenge was having to cut structures into pieces using excavator-mounted shears due to stored energy hazards. Individual pieces were transported to right-of-way access points for placement in roll-off containers for recycling as well as segregating materials by type. DDI’s team successfully handled this dangerous task due to our meticulous Safety and Human Performance Program. All damaged infrastructure material was removed from rights-of-way to both client and landowner satisfaction without a single injury.