Upgrade and replace electrical distribution system and PCB Transformer Removal, Phase VI & VII

Project: Upgrade and replace electrical distribution system and PCB Transformer Removal, Phase VI & VII

U.S. Department of Defense
Marine Corps Air Station
Yuma, Arizona

Contract Value: $1,882,391 (Phase VI), $1,322,734 (Phase VII)

Completion Date: February 2001

Highlights: Federal government 8 (a) work; worksite management; high voltage distribution system; engineering and design; PCB removal

Project Description:

Provided complete project management services for the design and build of the MCAS distribution system. This involved the development of the project specification from the base requirements; development of the design plans following specific design standards, and development of environmental plans for the removal of old and contaminated PCB. The project followed the three-phase quality control process and adherence to an aggressive project schedule. The project management include the use of the earned-value feature in Primavera SureTrak. Project management activities included processing required change control orders and document control based on government standards. This project included site review and inspection for the demolition and replacement of overhead electrical distribution systems and disposal of PCB contaminated transformers. Specific project deliverables included: worksite management support, including project planning, design, and scheduling; installed new pad-mounted transformers of various sizes up to 225 KVA; repaired existing pad mounted transformers; installed and terminated termination cabinets; upgrade of the primary distribution system and relocation of existing facilities; pulled and terminated primary and secondary conductors of various sizes and power ratings; electrical testing throughout the power system grid.

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