Bagram Airfield (BAF), Afghanistan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
Due to the influx of additional personnel at Camp Avenger, new living quarters were needed immediately. This additional housing required additional power to be expanded from the BAF utility grid to service the new housing. The current living quarters were overcrowded and uncomfortably hot, so the schedule was critical. ISI was given 90 days to mobilize the materials and complete the project.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
The site of the install was very difficult to access due to existing debris and unused equipment at the site. ISI personnel worked closely with the U.S. Army 249th Prime Power Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) to coordinate movement of the debris and equipment so work could commence.
ISI was able to complete the power grid expansion in 47 days – just over half of the alloted 90-day Period of Performance., allowing for the overcrowded living areas to be transferred to the new living areas ahead of schedule.
ISI installed the following to meet the client’s requirements:
- Evaluation of the base power demands
- Design of a highly reliable and available power distribution system
- Installed two new service drops and extedned 13.8kV feeders to two new 1000kVA pad mounted 13.8kV to 208v transformers
- Connected a total of four 208v 1200a Main Distribution Panels (two to each transformer) to provide the necessary power for the new facilities