U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
The Parwan government required power for the new Judicial Complex and the Detention Facility loacted in Parwan Afghanistan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracted ISI to design and build a new power plant to provide continuous power at 5MW (expandable to 10MW) with a N+1 redundancy (one spare generator). The requirements were for an autonimous operation of at least 3-days without the need to refil the fuel supply. In addition the power plant needed to be able to be monitored remotely from the BAF Power Plant so emergency crews could be dispatched as required.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
ISI was issued a plot of land which needed to be to graded and graveled before construction could begin. Because of the considerable hazards of constructing in a war-torn nation, ISI also provided perimeter fencing and lighting for security.
ISI completed the options awarded approximately two months ahead of schedule. The operation of the power plant has been continuous throughout the operational period, with no recorded outages. The customer has expressed on multiple occasions their satisfaction with our team and the quality of the project’s results.
ISI designed and installed a power station consisting of five 1.25MW diesel fueled generators and two fuel tanks with capacity of 3-days of fuel. The output of the generators was stepped up to 13.8kV and distrubuted to the Judicial and Detention Facilities.