Seattle Great Wheel & Wings Over Washington
Located at the West end of Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront, the Seattle Great Wheel opened in summer 2012. The 175-foot Ferris wheel features 42 Euro-style gondolas that are equipped with heating and air conditioning. The structure extends nearly 40 feet out from the pier, hovering over Elliott Bay. Dalton Electric Company was instrumental in the electrical design of this project and overcame many constructability issues bringing this high profile project in on time. We are proud to have been part of the construction team to successfully complete the largest Ferris Wheel in the United States ever built over water.
The Wings Over Washington-Flying Ride is also located on the west end of Pier 57. This Flying Ride is currently the most state-of-the-art theater in the world using 5K cameras; innovative art laser projection; drones for image capture; MUSHROOM VR™, and a ground-breaking surround sound system.
Coleman Dock – Piers 50/52
The Seattle ferry terminal, also called Colman Dock, is located on piers 50 and 52. Holding lanes organize automobiles waiting to board the ferries, while passengers without vehicles wait inside the terminal. The Seattle ferry terminal is a major transportation hub for the city, and it can get very busy. Dalton Electric Company has completed many projects over the years at this location. A couple of most notable jobs we’ve done at the terminal are the remodel of Slip #2 transfer span in 2011, and Slip #1 transfer span and overhead loading completed in 2000. Successfully navigating through the complex WSDOT requirements for performing work safely, at such a busy terminal, has made Dalton Electric Company a preferred contractor for Washington State Ferries.
Seattle Waterfront Improvements
The Seattle Waterfront is a span of parks, piers, ferry and ship terminals, promenades and public spaces, stretching from Pioneer Square on the south to Shilshole Marina on the north. Since 1993, Dalton Electric Company has performed work all along this stretch of waterfront, most recently an extensive electrical remodel on the entire pier 57 retail shop building. This upgrade included mapping out the existing electrical systems and replacing all equipment and under dock raceways that were determined to be less than adequate. In 2013 we were part of the construction team chosen to expand the Fisherman’s Restaurant and Miners Landing. These two projects required our crews to work around the owners restaurant schedule as not to disrupt business. Later that year we were tasked with replacing the electrical service serving the Edgewater Hotel on pier 67 after storm debris damaged their old service conduits. This was uniquely challenging due to the fact we had to keep the Edgewater operating while replacing the main electrical service that provided power to the Hotel.
In 2015 we teamed up with W.G. Clark Construction to renovate the century old Ivar’s restaurant building on Pier 54. Our team was challenged by construction of the adjacent Elliot Bay Seawall project and an unyielding schedule for completion. We overcame these problems by creative construction solutions and intensive coordination. The final result earned the project the “2016 Grand Award for Construction” by the AGC.
Dalton Electric Company has a reputation of never shying away from uniquely complex projects. A few of our most notable projects are as follows:
a) Provide and install all electrical cables and components on a new container vehicle for Lockheed Martin Corporation. This electrical system was developed using existing drawings and specifications provided by the owner. The successful completion of this project demonstrated Dalton Electric Company’s management capabilities in providing critical management, labor and equipment for Lockheed Martin on Space Programs. (2013)
b) Refurbishment of SR 529 – East and West moveable “swing” bridges. Built in 1925 and 1956, these bridges were getting old and had begun deteriorating. Rather than replace them, WSDOT saw refurbishing as the best way to lengthen their life span and improve safety on the bridges. The bridges needed mechanical and electrical control upgrades, cleaning and painting, and seismic strengthening. Dalton Electric Company’s electrical contract exceeded $1.4 million. (2004)
c) Terminal #91 Passenger Walkways. Dalton Electric Company teamed up with Jesse Engineering, Co., to provide the Port of Seattle with two mobile passenger boarding gangway systems for the new Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Terminal 91. Dalton Electric Company designed and installed the electrical system and L2 Systems designed the controls for these moveable gangways. (2009)
d) Angoon Ferry Transfer Span-The project consisted of removing an existing ferry terminal and construct a new one. Work includes furnishing and installing a new steel transfer bridge; a steel float system and associated pile restraints; fenders and intermediate ramp and apron systems; and six pile supported mooring and breasting dolphin structures. Dalton Electric Company provided, installed and tested all electrical for the Steel Transfer Bridge and Intermediate Ramp and Apron System in Washington. Once testing was complete everything was barged up to Alaska. (2012)
e) Simpson Lumber Company has been in the forest products business since 1890. Dalton Electric Company provided and installed electrical and controls at the log haul-out facility. This facility is used to transport logs from out of the adjacent waterway, up the ramp and into transport vehicles.
WSF Ferry Terminals
Washington State Ferries is the largest ferry system in the United States, serving eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada. Dalton Electric Company has not only completed multiple projects on nearly all of the 20 terminals with-in the existing system, but has also completed work on many private ferry terminals in Washington and Alaska. Starting with the Kingston Ferry Terminal in 1993 through to present day we seem to always have a ferry terminal project on our books. In the last couple of years alone we completed projects for WSDOT at Orcas Island Ferry Terminal, Clinton Ferry Terminal, Keystone Ferry Terminal, Point Defiance and Tahlequah Terminals. At that same time we completed the Lummi Island Ferry Terminal for the Whatcom County Public Works department and the Angoon Transfer Span for the State of Alaska. We thoroughly understand the complexities and risks of working in a marine environment.
Port of Seattle
The Port of Seattle’s Seaport is one of the most diverse in the United States. It is home to a wide range of maritime activities that brings trade to the region and generates thousands of jobs. The seaport is made up of 1,543 acres of waterfront land and nearby properties including container terminals, general purpose/cargo terminals, foreign trade zone, break-bulk cargo and refrigerated cargo and storage. Dalton Electric Company completed nearly $4 million of electrical work on both the South (1997) and North (2008) phases of Terminal #18. Other notable projects at the Port of Seattle include Terminal #5 (1998) and Terminal 25 (2007). Another Port project we are proud to have completed was the Rail/Barge Transfer Facility, for the Port of Everett. The new terminal facility is designed to allow the transportation of the oversized aerospace parts to Paine Field via rail.
Dalton Electric Company has been involved in the construction of many marinas in Western Washington. One of the largest reconstruction project was at the Port of Edmonds. This project was a direct result of a natural disaster that occurred in early 1997. The scope of work included approximately 370 steel piles, a 90,000-square-foot floating dock, 240,000 square feet of roofing for covered moorage, fire water, potable water, a new electrical system, five gangways and miscellaneous site work for the gangway access.After completion this $12 million job was voted as one of the top 20 public projects of 1997.
Another large project was the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood waterway remediation project. To accommodate boats during the waterway dredging, the old marinas were removed and new marinas were constructed in front of the Museum of Glass, Thea’s Landing and Albers Mill. After completion this $47 million job was voted as one of the top 10 public projects of 2003.
Waste & Domestic Water Treatment Plants
Dalton Electric Company understands the complexities involved with the electrical and control systems necessary to process waste and domestic water systems. One of the largest Waste Water Treatment Plant we’ve completed was in the city of the Mount Vernon. This city’s wastewater plant processes approximately 3.5 million gallons of waste per day during dry weather and 10 million gallons of waste per day in wet weather. The entire system includes 12 sewer pump stations and 7 storm water pump stations. The project was completed in 2009 and our electrical contract exceeded $4.6 million. Several other waste water projects include the Vashon Island WWTP completed in 2007, with an $1.3 million electrical contract. The City of Buckley WWTP completed in 2008, with a $1.1 million electrical contract. Chambers Creek WWTP UV Disinfection System Upgrades project completed in 2013, with a $500K electrical contract and the Soo’s Creek Domestic Water Treatment System, completed in 2011 with a $200K electrical contract.