Customer: U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy
This unique and challenging project consisted of a modified fast-track design/build contract for a 5700-KW diesel power plant and a 120,000-gpd seawater desalination plant for the U.S. Air Force Base at Ascension Island—located more than 500 miles south of the equator in the South Atlantic Ocean. Caddell was responsible for all site work, power plant structures, power and process piping, substation wiring, instrumentation, start-up, and commissioning. The engine-generators consisted of three 1900-KW Superior V-12 engines with two-bearing generators. The desalination system included two 60,000-gpd multi-flash steam units by Beaird Industries. $20.5M
Highlights: ♦Winner of DBIA National Design Excellence Award. ♦Outstanding final performance rating from Government.