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, which provided and maintained 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, including Forward Operating Base (FOB) Falcon.
FOB Falcon is located south of Baghdad and was a key forward operating base in support of military operations. The project reliably met power needs by modifying and upgrading the pre-existing system while allowing for expansion if required. The 15-megawatt prime power plant at FOB Falcon consisted of a new 10-megawatt plant designed and constructed by Berger/Cummins, a government-furnished five-megawatt MILCON plant, four new overhead 11 kV feeders totaling seven kilometers in length, fuel storage and a complete power distribution system. The project at FOB Falcon endured sustained indirect fire attack as well as severe sandstorms.