Shindand Airbase, Afghanistan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
Due to a major airfield expansion at Shindand Airbase, the current spot generation power infrastructure was inadequate and inefficient. The customer required a design and implementation solution to install new power distribution infrastructure around the entire base.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
When ISI arrived at the site, our technicians noticed that the existing perimeter fence line was not secure, which given the war-time conditions presented severe security risks for personnel. ISI worked with the U.W. military to ensure that our personnel only worked in areas deemed safe. We also ensured that all personnel carried and wore all required combat Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.
After construction began, many changes to the contractual design were made by the client. ISI viewed the revisions as a challenge to overcome and made the design changes without additional cost to the customer, routing feeders in new directions and locations, as well as relocating transformer locations (pre-installation).
Despite multiple design changes during construction, ISI was able to successfully react and adapt, meeting the original project deadline.