Al Asad Power Plant & Distribution SystemIraq
Al Asad Power Plant & Distribution System
US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District
When the US Military returned to Iraq in 2014, Al Asad Airbase was reclaimed for US Military use as a staging area to offer training support for Iraqi Security Forces fighting Islamic State militants. In late 2015, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a task order under an accelerated schedule to mobilize a new 6 MW central power plant expandable to 9MW to support the training mission at Al Asad Airbase. The centralized power plant that LBS deployed continues to provide a reliable and cost-effective power solution supporting expanding base operations resulting from the growing presence of the US Military in that region. In Nov 2017, USACE exercised the 3 MW expansion option to increase the overall plant size to 9 MW due to the growing power demands. In May 2019, we won the recompete extending our power services for another 5 years.