Group PMX was retained by WSP USA to provide cost estimating services at various engineering design phases for an upgrade to the Central Heating and Refrigeration Plant (CHRP) building and North Substation at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The existing CHRP at Newark Airport provides chilled/hot water to three airport passenger terminals. The design scope includes replacement of two 2,000-ton centrifugal chillers, expansion tanks, HVAC system replacement, sprinkler system upgrades, Building Management System and controls upgrades, upgrades for electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection systems at the North Electrical Substation, replacement of the emergency generator system, and architectural/structural updates to support the system modifications. This design effort aims to provide additional cooling/heating capacity to serve the three existing terminals and the planned Terminal A expansion.
As part of the WSP design team, Group PMX collaborated with various design disciplines at WSP and provided expert cost estimating services at various design levels, including design development and construction documentation.