NIVO Substation

Absorptive Sound Wall

NIVO Substation Sound Walls

Project Details

Ashburn, VA
Dominion Energy
Design and Installation
Commercial absorptive sound wall application
NIVO Substation Sound Walls

Providing Protection and Keeping the Neighbors Happy

To serve a nearby data center expansion on Smith Switch Road in Ashburn, Virginia, Dominion Energy constructed a new power substation with a 200 MW load capacity. The project is located within multiple industrial and warehouse complexes. To soften the view, reduce noise and protect the facility from intrusions, Smith-Midland, engineered, manufactured and installed a precast concrete absorptive sound wall system (panels and columns). SoftSound™ technology was utilized.

The final installation consisted of 62 precast concrete channeled columns and over 28,000 square feet of 20′ x 8′ modular precast concrete sound panels. Each panel was formed using an ashlar stone style mold for a more natural look and then stained in a neutral color to blend into the landscape.