Corps awards $7 million for an electrical system replacement

Published Dec. 19, 2018

DETROIT— U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a contract to build electrical generation and life-safety systems at a federal complex in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Broadway Electric, Inc., of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, will use approximately $7 million to remove three existing generators and replace them with two new generators at the Defense Logistics Agency, DLA, in Battle Creek, Michigan at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center. As the nation’s combat logistics support agency, DLA manages the global supply chain – from raw materials to end user to disposition – for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, 10 combatant commands, other federal agencies and partner and allied nations.

“This project in Battle Creek is a great example of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Interagency and International Services, IIS, program providing technical assistance to agency partners,” said Lt. Col. Greg Turner, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. “We often rely on DLA for acquisition and logistical support. Through this project, we support them with our areas of expertise in planning, engineering, design and construction management.”

The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center Electrical System Modernization Project involves the removal of three existing 930 kilowatt diesel emergency generators, including engine, engine-mounted accessories, alternator, controls, indoor muffler, remote radiator and battery charger. Broadway Electric will also remove the existing generator paralleling switchgear and provide temporary backup power while the generator paralleling switchgear is removed from service. In conjunction with the generator replacement, several life-safety systems will be upgraded throughout the facility.

The project to remove the old standby generator system and replace it with a new system will begin this winter and is expected to conclude by summer 2020.

The Detroit District provides reimbursable service to many federal agencies within its district footprint. Through the IIS Program, the district assists its sister agencies in meeting their mission goals. As an example, the district has provided assistance to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, Department of Commerce and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Please contact the Director of Public Affairs for the Detroit District, Lynn Rose, at 313-226-4680, with any questions.


Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

Release no. 18-063