The Louis Berger Group and Cummins Power Generation Joint Venture (Berger/Cummins) supported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District and the 249th Engineer Battalion under the Worldwide Emergency Power program, providing and maintaining 155 megawatts of emergency power to control facilities critical to military operations in Iraq. Through the program, Berger/Cummins provided continuous and reliable power to some of the largest U.S. military bases in Iraq, including Al Asad Air Base.
Al-Asad Airbase, located in the Al-Anbar region, was the second largest U.S. Military base in Iraq and the largest Coalition base in western Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn. The Berger/Cummins Joint Venture was contracted to design, construct, operate and maintain a contractor-furnished 35-megawatt power plant and operate and maintain the primary underground distribution system on the base. When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requested the replacement of the incumbent contractor plant, Berger/Cummins provided a seamless switchover and minimal interruption to base operations. Berger reengineered the entire plant with construction in three phases to integrate new and existing equipment with Cummins’s switchgear while meeting air base prime power requirements at no additional cost to the government.