P-129, Twenty-nine Palms, CA

The P-129 cogeneration project is a new facility located at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California. The need for the cogeneration plant is to provide power, hot water, and chilled water for the base expansion. PMI was contracted to be part of the design and construction team for the project.

Our primary role was to provide mechanical design review and mechanical installation. The mechanical installation consisted of two mercury-50 solar turbines, two hot water boilers, two absorption chillers, one centrifugal chiller, two heat recovery boilers, five 60,000-gallon propane tanks, multiple pumps, and associated mechanical equipment/piping.

Owner:
T. B. Penick

Engineer:
RG Vanderweil

Duration:
2 years

Total Direct Man-Hours:
65,000