WASHINGTON, D.C. — Berger/Cummins, a joint venture between Louis Berger Power and Cummins Power Generation, was recently awarded a $24 million, three and a half year contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide safe, reliable, and continuous power for personnel at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. Under this contract, Louis Berger Power and its technology partner Cummins Power Generation will design and install a 6 MW power plant, expandable to 9 MW, and tie into an existing 11 kV distribution system.
After an intense 60-day mobilization period, Berger/Cummins will operate the plant safely, provide preventative, scheduled and emergency maintenance and carry out fueling operations. Additionally, Berger/Cummins is responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the existing medium voltage distribution lines and any new construction to support grid expansion.
“Berger/Cummins departed Al Asad Air Base in November 2011 after providing up to 35 MW of installed capacity for three years. We are honored that the U.S. military has called on us to help again, especially with such a critical mission,” said Frank Jordano, president of Louis Berger Power, LLC. “We look forward to demonstrating our deep expertise in providing turnkey power solutions in remote and austere environments.”
Active in Iraq during the “surge” from November 2007 to December 2011, Berger/Cummins previously deployed 155 MW on six distinct sites.
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