Siemens contract opens up energy saving project at Army’s Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima


By Camri Nelson - cnelson@limanews.com



LIMA — Siemens Manufacturing Company recently signed a contract modification for the U.S. Army’s first energy savings performance at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima.

The contract modification that was signed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will add over $37 million to the existing $11.8 million contract. The money will be used to implement upgrades designed to enhance energy efficiency to one of the Army’s largest energy consumers, according to a news release from Siemens.

The improvements at the facility will save the facility approximately $85.6 million and approximately 6.5 trillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) over the 19-year performance period.

The project is designed to reduce the center’s and the Army Materiel Command’s energy consumption and help strengthen their energy security when restoring and repairing armored vehicles.

Additionally, Siemens plans to eliminate coal with an installation of new natural gas broilers, enhance security with a propane back up system, install APOGEE controls, upgrade LED lights, repair and replace existing steam traps, and start on new exterior building upgrades to extend the roof life.

Siemens will cover the cost for the efficiency improvements under the ESPC mechanism the facility will pay it back over time from cost savings generated by those improvements.

“We are honored to be the first energy service company to perform at a government-owned and contractor-operated Army site, and we consider the opportunity to continue this partnership as a vote of confidence,”said the president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies Inc., Barbara Humpton in a news release.

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By Camri Nelson

cnelson@limanews.com

Reach Camri Nelson at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @CamriNews

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