Projects

Energy Management Control System

Energy Management Control System, Contract ValueMcGuire AFB, NJ
Description: Bhate provided a design for the central monitoring and control for a base-wide Energy Management Control System (EMCS).

Scope of Work: The design included remote monitoring and control of 12 base buildings. The central monitoring and control EMCS was designed to be readily expandable to provide for future remote monitoring and control of approximately 130 base buildings.

The design was based on industry standard protocol, LonWorks™, and specific conformance to the LONMARK™ Interoperability Association’s Physical and Logical Layer Guidelines in all unitary, terminal units and other devices. The design process included an evaluation of various system communications technologies including but not limited to Ethernet, RF, fiber optics and telephone. The system design was focused so that the EMCS implementation achieved maximum energy savings while minimizing any impact on the quality-of-life for base personnel. The design included all sensors, metering, control/analysis hardware and software, interfacing and supervisory control.

Design/Build Child Development Center I

Design/Build Child Development Center IFt. Bragg, NC
Client: US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL (USAESCH)
Work accomplished by: NationView|Bhate, JV, LLC
Description: General contractor for design/build of a medium size, 23,000 square foot Child Development Center with a capacity of 225 children, ages 6-10.

Scope of Work: Constructing full commercial kitchen, teaching demo kitchen, computer lab, multi-purpose room/gymnasium, performing arts activity room, arts and science, homework center, staff lounge, gathering area, training room, laundry, gang toilets, playground with a hard surface for basketball and volleyball, an imagination area, and all necessary restrooms and staff required spaces, parking areas and landscaping. The site is approximately 5 acres and has one playground.

Leed APThe Child Development Center is a 2.2 LEED Certifiable project with innovative storm water bio-basins. The low-maintenance facility meets all USACE UFC requirements.

 

Repair/Renewal/Photovoltaic Upgrades

Solar Panels at LafayetteMCRC, Lafayette, LA
Client: US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL (USAESCH)
Work Accomplished By: FutureNet|Bhate, JV, LLC

Scope of Work: The purpose of this project was to perform repair and renewal of the interior and exterior components, systems and site for the MCRC at Lafayette, LA.

The work was intended to improve the exterior and interior environment of the buildings and grounds, meet MCRC guidance on facility usage and areas required for that usage, provide for energy savings and conservation where practicable, provide Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) where required, provide American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance,where practicable, meet life safety requirements, and satisfy federal, state, and local codes and regulations.  The project also removed the existing roofing, soffit panels and insulation system and installed a new system with the proper seaming, flashing, gutters and downspouts, metal seam closures, thermal breaks, and insulation.  Bhate provided installation of solar panels on new roofing system that maximize power generation and are aesthetic in appearance.  The solar panels produce 65% of the annual energy requirements for the buildings.

Renovation to Power Generation Building and Power Distribution Substations

Site 1

Location: Dugway Proving Ground, Utah
Client: US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL (USAESCH)

Scope of Work:This Facility Renovation and Repair project included converting an existing structure into an Emergency Generator building to house four Government Provided 2.5 MW generators and associated electrical components. The end result was a facility that would provide emergency power to the entire Dugway Proving Ground complex. As

the Prime Contractor, Bhate demolished the old slab and footers in the existing emergency powerhouse facility; installed a 60’x65’x1’ concrete floor slab along with four 8’x24’x6’ generator pads, installed a roofing system, constructed a 14’x24’ addition for a control room and restroom, and installed four 2.5 MW generators. Tasks included installing three, 12,000-gallon concrete encased ASTs; four, 275-gallon day tanks; remote fuel offload station; emergency high-level and leak detection alarm system; fuel cleaning system; and more than 2K linear feet of Schedule 40, welded, insulated, and heated, fuel system supply lines. Bhate installed new 40K CFM makeup air units and exhaust fans; four radiator cooling systems for new generators; and 4 heavy-duty exterior exhaust systems for the units. Bhate installed new electrical switch gear and wiring in the renovated emergency generator building and control room, including a permanent load bank. Bhate made extensive modifications and upgrades to two electric substations, the 44 kV transmission circuits, the 12.47 distribution circuits, and modified
each electric system component.

Operations and Maintenance of AFCEE Installation Restoration Program Groundwater Treatment Systems

Site 1

Location: Massachusetts Military Reservation, Massachusetts
Client: US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center

Scope of Work: MMR is one of the Department of Defense top priority groundwater cleanup sites based on its location atop a highly beneficial aquifer that provides drinking water to many Cape Cod communities. Over the past 15 years, all source areas have been remediated.

Currently, MMR’s groundwater O&M program consists of the operation of 9 granular activated carbon groundwater treatment systems addressing 11 plumes (over varying depths to 200 feet) treating 14 million gallons per day of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents and/or fuel-related compounds. Over time, these plumes have undergone a significant reduction in size and contaminant mass. Bhate’s O&M and the System Performance and Ecological Impact Monitoring (SPEIM) team has supported AFCEE in meeting their IRP mission goals with a strong focus on remedial process optimization (RPO) and system-sustainability. As a result of the project’s success, Bhate’s mission is to create/promote a sustainable remediation program at MMR using both green and renewable resources. As such, a 1.5 Megawatt (MW) wind turbine has been installed and further reduces MMR’s $2M operating costs by as much as 30%. The high quality of work at MMR has resulted in the team being awarded the “2008 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Operations/Management Grand Prize Award” by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers for the work at the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

Compliance Services to the Defense Logistics Agency

DLAE

Location: Worldwide
Client: USACE, Huntsville Center

Scope of Work: Since 2000, Bhate has provided the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) and the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy (DLA-E) compliance services to military facilities, worldwide, via multiple contracts with the US Army Engineering and Support Center/Huntsville (USAESCH). Tasks included Prepared Public Awareness and Damage Prevention Program (PADPP) Plans for DFSP Charleston and DFSP San Pedro as well as stakeholder mailing activities.

Bhate performed environmental studies to close an Underground Storage Tank (UST) site at the Defense National Stockpile Center in Indiana. We removed contaminated soil; performed soil sampling and groundwater monitoring; reported to and coordinated with the State of Indiana for site closure. Bhate prepared and updated Operation, Maintenance, Environmental, and Safety (OMES) Plans for DFSP Charleston and DFSP San Pedro. Both plans incorporated regulatory requirements for the safe operation of fuels imposed by 49 CFR Part 195 (Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline), 33 CFR Part 154 (Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Material in Bulk), and 33 CFR Part 156 (Oil and Hazardous Material Transfer Operations). Fueling SOPs were created for DFSP Pohang, DFSP Yechon, and DFSP Kunsan in the Republic of Korea to ensure consistent and safe fueling procedures to prevent fuel spills. Fueling Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were prepared to assist with training and familiarization process for U.S. military personnel.