Project Name:

RCF #5 – Main Station 2/SSE & Zone 6 Feeder

Project Location:

Camp Arijan, Kuwait

Client:

US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Client’s Scope:

 ISI designed and constructed a medium voltage underground power distribution system at camp Arifjan, Kuwait. This included installing a direct-buried 10MV Medium Voltage (MV) feeder from an existing switchgear to a new ISI procured and installing switchgears. These new switchgears were provided in two 20-foot ISO shipping containers, installed on precast concrete foundations, and installed  facilities to provide tenant access following installation. The new switchgear containers were each equipped with full contained space and ample room for operational efficiency and adequate personnel access. ISI provided all necessary labor, materials, and transportation, ensuring compliance with safety and local regulations, and completed the project on time, reducing the  reliance on spot generation. 

 

Challenges and ISI Response:

This was an aggressive period of performance for a design build contract. This involved design work, formally submitting & receiving customer approvals for long lead equipment, utilizing multimodal transportation from multiple locations, and successfully installing/ commissioning the project within 240 days. Key construction aspect including the supply and installation of MV containerized switchgears, 3,500 feet of MV cable installation (including splicing, terminations, and testing) large precast concrete pedestals for the MV switch gear, and all other civil/structural work required (direct bury cable, road crossing, building entrance, etc.) 

The Result:

The project was successfully installed and commissioned on time and within the original budget.

The Details:

ISI, under a MATOC contract, successfully designed and constructed a medium voltage underground power distribution system at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. This included installing a direct-buried 10MW feeder from the existing switchgear to a new containerized switchgear. ISI provided all necessary labor, materials, and transportation, ensuring compliance with safety and local regulations, and completed the project on time, reducing the camp’s reliance on spot generation.