Oradell, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/23/2012 -- Burns and Roe Services Corporation, a subsidiary of the Burns and Roe Group, Inc., recently completed a major upgrade of the main power plant at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The work involved the demolition of four boilers, steam turbines, and associated mezzanines; construction of generator foundations; installation of four new 3.5MW diesel generators and supporting controls, fuel, cooling, and exhaust systems; and connection to the Base power distribution system. The work also included upgrades to Programmable Logic Controllers and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system. The work was completed in two phases, with two generators put on line in July 2011 and two in May 2012. Captain John Heinzel, Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, officiated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“I am happy to report that the work was completed with the utmost attention to quality and safety,” stated Bernard W. Kraai, Jr., P.E., Vice President, Government Solutions, Burns and Roe Services Corporation. “This is a prime example of how careful planning and job execution results in a successful project.”
About Burns and Roe
Burns and Roe is a privately held, comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance organization with specialized expertise in technically complex facilities. With 1,550 personnel worldwide, Burns and Roe and its affiliated companies serve private and governmental clients in the power, industrial, and government service industries. The firm is a world leader in the markets that it serves. Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Burns and Roe among the country’s top power design firms. For more information on Burns and Roe, please contact the Company at (201) 265-2000 or through its website http://www.roe.com.