Around-the-clock reliable power generation in Kandahar

Located just south of Kandahar City, Kandahar Airfield is a major U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization air hub supporting operations and logistics in southwestern Afghanistan.

Challenge
Louis Berger was selected to redesign and upgrade the existing power infrastructure at this sprawling airfield in the Afghan desert. 

Solution
Louis Berger completed:

  • Testing, commissioning and placing into commercial operation a recently constructed 2 MW, 60-Hertz power plant, enclosed in a permanent structure and comprised of three open gensets.
  • Associated electrical equipment and switchgear.
  • 13.8 kV, four-feeder underground distribution system.
  • Fuel storage.

After commissioning, Louis Berger operated and maintained the plant with no outages or lost time incidents.