Aerospace and Defense

Siemens to Help Energy Hungry Army Base Cut Its Use

20 March 2017

Siemens signed a 15-year, $11.8 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enhance energy efficiency and reliability at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, known as one of the Army’s largest energy consumers.

The facility repairs armored vehicles.The facility repairs armored vehicles.The project includes a guarantee by Siemens that its improvements will save some $20 million or around 1.4 million British thermal units over the 15-year performance period.

JSMC restores and repairs armored vehicles, such as the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, and is owned by the Army but operated by General Dynamics Land Systems.

The project is designed to reduce JSMC and the Army Materiel Command’s energy consumption for 2017 and help strengthen their energy security. Under the contract, Siemens will cover the cost for the efficiency improvements, and the facility will pay it back over time from cost savings generated by those improvements.

Highlights include:

  • Upgraded lighting to new, light-emitting diode or LED technology with advanced control
  • Repair and replacement of existing steam traps and insulation to ease maintenance burdens and increase steam system efficiency
  • Building envelope upgrades that will extend the useful service life of existing roofs
  • Water system efficiency upgrades and compressed air system upgrades for increased reliability and efficiency
To contact the author of this article, email david.wagman@ieeeglobalspec.com


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