Project Details

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    Stratford, CT

Many of the world’s most widely utilized and respected helicopters are designed by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In keeping with their history of innovation, Sikorsky elected to implement a combined heat and power (CHP) solution to power critical operations at their Stratford, CT location. The project team coordinated closely with facilities personnel to perform extensive excavation and subsurface utility reconfigurations as well as the removal of a 320,000 gallon fuel oil storage tank. A number of logistical challenges, including unmarked, abandoned utility lines and asbestos-coated piping remediation, were effectively managed during this phase. A steel building was constructed to house the CHP system, which consists of a 10 MW Solar Mars 100 natural gas-fired turbine and its related equipment. In addition to acting as General Contractor, A/Z supported the complete electrical package for this system, including the installation of low and medium voltage power distribution, switchgear, and controls. The new CHP facility is now supplying 84% of the 2 million sf campus’ electrical needs and 85% of its steam heating needs. As a result of its successful startup, Sikorsky can more efficiently capitalize on the unique strengths of this facility to support the development and production of world-class aircraft.