Nexus has been selected by one of its power generation clients to perform the engineering for a power systems upgrade to the adjacent substation that supplies electricity to a major domestic airport on the east coast.
As a critical component to the expansion program underway at this airport, it has been determined that a resilient and reliable back-up source of power needs to be available in the event that the primary source of power experiences a system failure or outage. Nexus will be collaborating with its client to evaluate the current electrical distribution system and make recommendations for infrastructure upgrades to the airport owner/operator.
The airport receives its electric power from a nearby substation. The electricity is supplied at 27,000V. After an outage occurred at another nearby airport, it was determined that a back-up source of electrical power was needed. Nexus’s client was selected to provide the back–up power. This back-up source will be a direct connection to the airport at 13.8kV and 4.33kV. This power source will require automatic initiation if the primary source experiences a failure.
Nexus is utilizing a phased approach for this project. Phase I will include the development of a conceptual design to validate the electrical requirements and distribution methodology. Phase II will require a percent of design complete to support and determine a project execution strategy (an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) approach or a Design-Build (DB) approach). Phase III will include the detailed design of the back-up power distribution system and construction support through completion, start-up, and commissioning.
Major Power Generation Company