NIVO Substation

Absorptive Sound Wall

NIVO Substation Sound Walls

Project Details

Location
Ashburn, VA
Owner
Dominion Energy
Design and Installation
Smith-Midland
General
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.