USAID Kabul 105 MW Power Plant - Afghanistan
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Client: Symbion Power
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

U.S. Agency for International Development

The Louis Berger Group/Black & Veatch Joint Venture provided design-build construction services for an 18-unit, 105 MW power plant in Kabul, Afghanistan. POWER provided engineering support for the design of three new power blocks consisting of six Caterpillar CM Series reciprocating engine generator sets that run on heavy fuel oil and diesel fuel oil.  POWER provided detailed engineering for the fuel oil systems, the waste treatment system, the maintenance and administration facilities, as well as all supporting utilities.

POWER’s scope included providing detailed construction documents for the diesel engine/generator assembly and associated systems consisting of the combustion air system, exhaust gas, fuel oil, compressed air, lube oil, cooling water, thermal oil, waste oil, piping, oily water separator, water treatment, fire fighting/fire protection, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Additionally, POWER provided engineering support for the substation interconnect, 11 kV switchgear, control and protection systems, neutral grounding system, black start gen-set, power control room, transformers, short circuit calculations, relay coordination calculations, cabling and installation specification, inside grounding system, lightning protection, site lighting, and building services electrical installations specifications.