To accommodate rapid base expansion and reduce power costs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sought a prime power solution that would expand its power generation capacity and reduce inefficient spot generation.
WSP provided a turnkey power solution that included semi-permanent prime power plants and electrical distribution systems on both sides of the complex.
On the west side, WSP:
- Installed, operated, and maintained a 31 MW, 50 hertz power plant.
- Provided a new power distribution system.
- Installed and operated a 160,000 gallon fuel storage and supply system with a used oil blending and fuel polishing system.
On the east side, WSP:
- Assumed operation and maintenance of an existing 20 MW plant.
- Designed and constructed a new 54 MW plant, creating a combined 74 MW, 50 hertz facility.
- Upgraded electrical infrastructure, including 21 km of leased overhead distribution, with 26 40-megawatt substations, replacing 103 spot generators.
- Constructed a fuel farm.
The combined 74 MW power plant was the world's largest expeditionary prime power plant serving a U.S. military base. In addition to providing power to U.S. military and multi-national forces headquarters along with control facilities and communications infrastructure, the project saved the client millions of dollars a year in fuel, operations and maintenance costs.