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Louis Berger Wins $36M for Power Plant Rebuild Project; Ray Mardini Comments

Louis Berger GroupThe Louis Berger Group has been awarded a potential $36 million contract to provide reconstruction services for the Satala power plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa, that was destroyed by a tsunami in 2009.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has created a three-tiered system for rebuilding the facility, Louis Berger said Tuesday.

Ray Mardini, associate vice president of Louis Berger’s global energy systems division, said the company has worked on power generation and distributed power systems across four continents over the past five years.

Contract work includes plant engineering and design, procurement, installation and commissioning services.

Louis Berger will procure and install 24.5-megawatt power generation equipment comprising of motor control centers, primary and backup generators, switchgear assembly and transformers.

The project is expected to minimize plant lifecycle costs for the American Samoa Power Authority, according to the company.

According to the company statement, the plant previously provided 60 percent of Pago Pago’s power generation capacity and served approximately 30, 000 customers.

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