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Repair Medical Facility Emergency Electrical System at Osan AB in South Korea

Gilbane delivers energy-saving solutions for hospital located near combat zone in South Korea

Gilbane provided design-build services for the $2.9 million repair of the essential emergency electrical system (EPEES) in the Osan Air Base Hospital (Building 777) at Osan Air Base in South Korea. The Base, which serves as home to US and Republic of Korea (ROK) military personnel, is located approximately 50 miles from the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea. Because of its location within a potential war zone, the Base hospital must maintain war readiness at all times and is designed to operate separately from the Base’s normal electrical distribution source for long periods of time.

Our repairs at Osan AB provide a 15-year life extension for the hospital’s mission.Special design features on this project included the use of prime power-rated generators to provide unlimited run time instead of standby or backup power, improved interfaces with the Building Automation System (BAS), fuel system modifications that improved the facility’s efficiency by reducing consumption and emissions, and the use of state-of-the-art equipment that is available worldwide and maintainable. Our design for this project took advantage of potential energy-saving opportunities. For example, the two new generators are designed to run in parallel in case of an emergency power outage.

On time, on budget

Gilbane developed a schedule and phasing plan that would meet the Air Force schedule while maintaining critical combat readiness of the hospital facility. The team completed work on schedule, within budget, without safety incident, and met the project objective.