Iraq – All U.S. Facilities
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
In 2008, 19 U.S. personnel conducting military operations in Iraq were tragically killed while performing routine activities. The attacker? A sub-par power and electrical infrastructure that had been poorly maintained by untrained, unskilled, and inexperienced 3rd party contractors. After unsuccessful attempts to correct the hazards under the existing contract, the US Army established Task Force for Safety Actions for Fire and Electricity (TF SAFE) and issued a contract to ISI to mitigate the risks and bring the electrical infrastructure up to the proper safety codes and standards.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
This project involved working with three types of wiring systems (US, European, and British Standards). The presence of this wide variety of electrical systems required our technicians to possess broad electrical knowledge and extensive troubleshooting abilities. Almost all of these US-based electrical systems had been improperly installed by non-supervised local and foreign personnel.
ISI provided qualified personnel, logistical support, technical support, and a custom reporting website to minimize the risk of electric shock and fire at all of the camps we serviced.
The Task Force SAFE Project was successfully completed and became the model for ongoing similar projects initiated under Task Force POWER in Afghanistan.