Brief Description: In the initial phase ERS provided 85 low sided late model 110 ton capacity mill gondolas for transport of material from the two loading sites comprising the project (NorCo/HISS & SLDS). Upon completion of the initial task ERS was asked to supply lidded gondolas for the next phase. Accordingly, and in compliance with USACE new “yellow book” loading standards, ERS sealed and retro fitted a fleet of 61 gondolas with fiberglass lids and also supplied lifting devices for the loading and disposal sites.
Since its award in 2009 ERS has worked with each of the on site management comapanies to provide continuity of shipments from the site has shipped approximately 2,500 loads and approximately 260,000 tons of Non Haz/DOT Exempt and Class 7 material, primarily to US Ecology in Simco, ID.
Project: Welsbach GGM FUSRAP, Gloucester, NJ
Period of Performance: April 2005-April 2008, March 2012- April 2013
Brief Description: ERS has provided a fleet of between 30 to 80 low sided 110 ton capacity mill gondolas. In addition to the rail transportation, fleet management and reporting, ERS’ scope includes supplying compliant liners and a trackmobile for the loading site. ERS has also acted as liaison with the serving rail yard to modify the service schedule and assist with the coordination of track repairs. Combined the total shipments of the two phases were just under 2,000 loads and over 200,000 tons of Non-Regulated, Class 7 and Class 9 material with over 95% being transported to US Ecology in Simco, ID
Project: Linde FUSRAP, Tonawanda (Buffalo), NY
Period of Performance: July 2004-November 2009, July 2010-August 2013
Brief Description: ERS mobilized over 40 rail cars and 250 intermodal containers to support the transportation needs of the project. In addition ERS contracted for disposal services and sourced liners and other equipment. Non Haz/DOT Exempt material was shipped to US Ecology in Simco, ID and Waste Control Specialists in Windmill Hill, NM. Total shipments were just under 1,000 rail cars (6,000 containers).
Procedures at the site were revaluated following the above phase with the decision to convert the shipping method to low sided mill gondolas. ERS coordinated the conversion from Intermodal Container to gondolas ERS has provided a varying fleet of between 10-31 low sided late model 110 ton capacity mill gondolas for transport of material. In addition ERS provides liners in accordance with Specs. During the course of the project, excavation has uncovered material not originally anticipated. ERS has worked with the on-site contractor and the disposal facility to coordinate procedures and scope modifications as needed. To date approximately 250 loads (26,000 tons) of Non Haz/DOT Exempt material have been shipped to US Ecology in Simco, ID.
Project: Colonie FUSRAP, Colonie, NY
Period of Performance: Feb 2000-Nov 2006
Brief Description: ERS was awarded the contract after the initial awardee could not meet the equipment delivery schedule. Upon notice to proceed, ERS mobilized a fleet of 25 flat cars and 100 inter modal containers. At its peak the fleet grew to 30 flat cars and approximately 200 containers. This included transitioning the fleet from standard to articulated flat cars thereby increasing shipping efficiency at the site. By the time the project was completed ERS had shipped in excess of 175,000 tons of material and just under 8,000 containers from the project site to US Ecology Simco, ID.
Project: Maywood FUSRAP, Maywood, NJ
Period of Performance: Aug 2003-Sept 2005, January 2014-Present
Brief Description: ERS was awarded multiple transportation contracts/task orders following the inability of the then existing contractor to adequately meet the needs of the site. Each time upon short notice ERS mobilized the needed fleet. In September 2005, ERS mobilized a fleet of 90 low side mill gondolas to the site within two weeks of notice. ERS, provided on site personnel to assist with the inspection and acceptance of the equipment to ensure that it would meet the stringent standards of the site. There were no rejections. Although not awarded the contract initially, ERS’ responsiveness to the challenges encountered by the Prime Contractor, resulted in the transport of in excess of 33,000 tons of material. ERS’ support services included all rail equipment fleet management, tracking reports and other administrative activities as required by the contractor and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
In 2014 ERS mobilized a fleet of 60 gondolas in accordance with the transportation contract it was awarded. Shortly after shipping began, the site significantly increased its shipment forecast and ordered an additional 180 gondolas. ERS promptly mobilized additional equipment. As a result, the project to met its fiscal year shipment goals by shipping over 900 railcars and nearly 200,000 tons of material in less than 9 months.
Project: Separations Processing Unit (SPRU), Niskayuna, NY
Period of Performance: Sept 2008- Oct 2010
Brief Description: ERS provided 35 low sided late model 110 ton capacity mill gondolas for transport of material from the two loading sites comprising the project (Lower Level & Northfield). Separate accounting of the work was required to comply with ARRA funding regulations. In addition to rail transportation, ERS provided trans-loading support including compliant packaging. A total of 300 shipments of Low Level Radioactive material were made from Niskayuna to Energy Solutions in Clive, UT
Project: Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (USEC), Paducah, KY
Period of Performance: July 2007-Sept 2011
Brief Description: ERS provided a variety of rail equipment including, articulated flat cars, standard flat cars, 25 cubic yard intermodal containers, Sealand containers, as well as low and high sided gondolas. Over the course of the project approximately 25,000 tons of material was shipped. ERS worked with on-site personnel to obtain compliant blocking procedures for loading/shipping drums within the containers supplied. Upon award of the next phase of the remediation contract ERS cooperated with the successor remediating company to ensure a smooth transition.
Project: Brookhaven National Labs, Brookhaven, NY
Period of Performance: Dec 2007-Mar 2008, Aug 2009- Oct 2009
Brief Description: During the two phases of the project ERS provided a fleet of 50 low sided mill gondolas. The gondolas were loaded with Non Hazardous, Hazardous and Class 7 Material and transported to several locations including Energy Solutions in Clive, UT and the Allied Waste Facility in Niagara Falls, NY. Just under 150 shipments or approximately 15,000 Tons of material were transported. During the project ERS also provided in transit inspection services and participated in the development of acceptable QAQC procedures as it relates to packaging of material within the rail equipment.
Project: Picayune Wood Treatment Facility, Picayune, MS
Period of Performance: Sept 2007- Jun 2008
Brief Description: The scope of the project included trucking loaded intermodal containers from the site of the contaminated material to our transload facility in New Orleans for further rail transport to Canada. ERS provided a fleet of 30 articulated flat cars and 180 containers. ERS also supplied the necessary liners. Approximately 8,000 tons of Hazardous material was transported without incident.
Brief Description: Transported approximately 1,500 intermodal containers of Low Level Radioactive and Hazardous material for Lakehurst NJ to Clive UT utilizing a fleet of 100 four position flat cars. ERS provided trucking services as well as consulting on alternative means of accomplishing on site work. This included inspection and evaluation of on-site rail capabilities. As the project evolved ERS provided additional equipment and personnel to meet several special needs of the project.
Project: General Motors, Tarrytown, NY
Period of Performance: Aug 2007J-Jan 2008
Brief Description: Provided a fleet of 25 low side mill gondolas. During the project ERS shipped over 200 loads and just under 25,000 tons of material from the project site to the Allied Waste facility in Niagara Falls, NY. The project includes working with CSX Transportation to re-activate inactive tracks including negotiating a side track agreement. It also required working on the rail service schedule due to potential conflicts with passenger rail activity.
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