Bagram Airfiled (BAF) Turbine Generators Major Overhaul
Bagram Airfield (BAF), Afghanistan
Kaiyuh Services LLC (KSL) under contract from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
Solar Turbine’s #3 & #4 (CTG-03 & CTG-04) reached it’s 30,000-hour mark, which required each package to have an engine overhaul. The reduction gear boxes (RGB) of each unit were in excess of 60,000 hours, which required a field overhaul for each unit as well. KSL was contracted by USACE (Philadelphia District) to perform this work and in-turn subcontracted ISI for turn-key services. Those turn-key services included the procurement, delivery, and installation of a new (or zero hour overhauled) Titan 130 (15MW) engine for each unit and multiple parts for RGB’s field overhauls from Solar Turbines.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
The contract had a 116-day period of performance which is an extremely short period of time to complete major projects, however ISI was able to complete the work in 91-days. Logistics for these engines utilized multi-modal means (ground, sea, air) moving two large (25,000 lb) engines, which required multiple layers of coordination to meet schedule. Materials and equipment utilized for the field repair of the RGB’s required an all-air transportation solution that transported over (30) crates (+20,000 additional lbs of freight).
This work was completed ahead of schedule and on budget with no physical disruptions or power interruptions to Bagram Airfield.
Procurement of two Titan 130 refurbished engines that shipped from DeSoto, TX to Bagram Airfield, AFG, removal of existing engines, installation & commissioning of new engines, crating & shipping of old engines from Bagram Airfield, AFG to DeSoto, TX, shipping over (30) crates of equipment/materials for RGB field repair, and movement of multiple Solar personnel to site for the RGB overhaul and turbine engine commissioning efforts.