The Louis Berger Group and Cummins Power Generation Joint Venture, known as 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, including Victory Base Complex East.
The 74-megawatt prime power plant at Victory Base Complex East consisted of a new 54-megawatt plant designed and constructed by Berger/Cummin, integrated with a previously existing 20-megawatt government-furnished MILCON plant, as well as an electrical infrastructure upgrade comprised of a new 100-megawatt bus/switchgear, 40-megawatt substation and six new 11kV overhead distribution feeders. A fuel farm was constructed to supply the power plant in addition to the fuel farm that supplied the MILCON plant. The six new feeders provided overhead distribution over a 23-square-mile area, replacing 103 spot generators. The removal of these spot generators saved the government millions of dollars a year in fuel and operations and maintenance expenses. The Berger/Cummins Victory Base Complex East plant provided power to U.S. Military and Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters along with control facilities and communications infrastructure, making our provision of continuous and reliable power critical to military operations. The 74-megawatt plant at VBC-East was the US Military's largest expeditionary prime power plant to serve a military base.