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Delta Air Lines, LaGuardia Terminal C Substation

Commissioning Critical Infrastructure

Location

Queens, NY

Owner

Delta Air Lines

Size

5 kV

Project Status

Completed: 2019

Markets

Infrastructure – Airports

Partners

STV
Satterfield and Pontikes
Turner Construction
Burns & McDonnell
Arup

Highlights

Occupied, active environment
Remained fully operational
Electrical infrastructure
Enhanced commissioning
Central plant
Electrical substation

Services

Project Management
Commissioning Management

Upgrades in Active Environment
Delta Air Lines embarked on an ambitious $4 billion airfield reconfiguration project at LaGuardia Airport as part of a more extensive initiative to redevelop the airport into a world-class gateway for travelers, a Whole New LaGuardia.

Delta’s comprehensive project, which included building a modern new Terminal C, required the planning, construction, acceptance, and phased operation of two pivotal infrastructure upgrades: the new Rooftop East Substation (RES) and a new Terminal C Central Heating and Refrigeration Plant.

The RES is a vital facility within the Terminal C footprint that provides 5 kV distribution power. The Central Heating and Refrigeration plant comprises a natural gas-fired boiler plant, state-of-the-art water-cooled chillers, an innovative ice chiller, and an efficient ice storage facility.

The critical infrastructure work on this project also included the installation of a robust new fiber-optic telecommunications backbone to ensure seamless communication.

Group PMX Role on Project
To guarantee the optimal performance of these critical systems, Group PMX acted as the interface with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, design and engineering consultants, Delta, and the construction management team to facilitate and oversee the LEED Fundamental & Enhanced commissioning process delivery.

In addition, Group PMX served on the overall Delta airfield reconfiguration project, overseeing construction management, project and program controls, project management, change order management and negotiations, cost estimating, document control, contract administration, and on-site field supervision.

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