Marine Corps Air Station
Miramar Chiller Consolidation
Mechanical Construction & Design/Build Services
To replace its outdated chilled water plant with newer, more energy-efficient equipment.
Reduced energy consumption and cost; professional removal of old equipment; more reliable cooling system; expert system design; convenient single-source mechanical construction; timely, cost-effective project delivery.
This client chose UMEC as the general contractor for this complex design/build project because of the company's extensive design/build and engineering capabilities. The company's scope of work began with demolition of the existing chilled water plant and removal of seven existing air-cooled chillers along with pumps and related piping. UMEC's experts then installed two water-cooled centrifugal chillers, each with 200 tons of capacity, as well as two induced-draft cooling towers. To complete the job, the company added glycol and chilled water pumps and piping, 15 ice storage tanks, and other associated piping. Other Information: The Marine Corps’ safety officer commended this project as an example of how work on this base should be performed.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, formerly Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, is a United States Marine Corps base that is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation component of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.