As part of the Containerized Housing and Office Units IDIQ, The Department of State awarded the original design-build contract to design, renovate and construct non-permanent facilities at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (“BDSC”) to a competitor in June 2011.  The project includes all facilities necessary to establish life support, office and logistics hub functions and housing for 1700 personnel. The project also includes the utility infrastructure required to support these facilities including electrical power distribution, communication backbone and waste water treatment.

The power components included the design and installation of new 11kV power generation and overhead distribution grid as well as the distribution of power from the existing Medium Voltage Substation to newly constructed facilities. All transformers and backup generators were government furnished/contractor installed.  The generation and overhead distribution components consisted of eight backup generators: four 1000 kVA, three 630 kVA, and one 130 kVA; and nine distribution transformers: one 1600 kVA, four 1000 kVA, one 800 kVA, two 630 kVA, and one 400 kVA.

  • Owner:Department of State/Overseas Building Operations
  • Location:Baghdad, Iraq
  • Project Type:EPC
  • Size:6 MW
  • Technology:6x Catepillar Engines