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, 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 Victory Base Complex West.
The project's work consisted of the acquisition, transportation, construction, installation, and operation and maintenance of a 31-megawatt power plant comprised of diesel generator sets, step-up transformers, ring main units, and customized summation switch and controls providing power to a newly constructed distribution system. Berger/Cummins provided on-site fuel storage at Victory Base Complex West along with a used oil blending and fuel polishing system.
The project scope increased significantly from inception to completion. Two change orders resulted in Berger/Cummins assuming responsibility from another contractor for maintenance, repairs and upgrades of an existing overhead distribution system.