M.C. Dean Inc. and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. have won a joint $23 million contract to design and build a new co-generation energy system for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, M.C. Dean announced last month.
The energy system or combined heat and power plant is a high-pressure, natural gas generator. It can produce electricity and thermal energy simultaneously from a single fuel source.
The Dallas VAMC will use 50 percent of the electricity the CHP generates. The system is expected to save the VA about $5 million in annual utility costs.
M.C. Dean will also equip the Dallas VAMC with a new fire alarm, telecom and security system. The company will provide a complete Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System for new and existing interfaces of this 84-acre campus.
Work for this project is expected to be completed by the summer 2013.