Greenland Enterprises to Install Generator System at Lebanon, PA VA Medical Center

HAMPTON, VA – Greenland Enterprises has been selected to install the infrastructure and equipment for a new generator system to serve the MRI/Radiology lab facility at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lebanon, PA. Greenland was selected for the $2.5M project through the VA’s qualifications-based competitive selection process, where emphasis is placed on a firm’s relevant expertise and record of similar successful projects. Continue reading

The Importance of Experience and Expertise

A recent article in the UK publication Modern Building Services magazine provides a clear illustration of why experience and expertise is important in utility plant design and construction.  The article describes a project that replaced eight chillers on the roof of a BBC building, which would not be particularly noteworthy – except for the fact that the chillers failed prematurely due to being installed in an area that restricted critical airflow. Continue reading

Risk Management for Central Plant Systems During Construction

Central utility plant construction involves the installation or modification of mission-critical systems that must continue to perform during buildout.  Boilers, chillers, cooling towers and similar infrastructure can occasionally go off-line for planned maintenance, but certainly not for the extended time periods required in new construction.  Unfortunately, in many cases a new plant must occupy the existing footprint, adding to the planning required and increasing the potential for service interruptions or complications. Continue reading

Greenland Enterprises To Build New Boiler Plant for VA Medical Center

HAMPTON, VA – Greenland Enterprises has been selected to construct a new boiler plant for the Erie Veterans Administration Medical Center in Erie, PA. Greenland was selected for the $11.7M project after an extensive review of qualifications by the VA. Continue reading

Greenland Awarded Task Order Contract for VA Hospital Projects in Virginia and West Virginia

Greenland Enterprises has been selected for a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with the Veterans Administration Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network to provide central utility plant construction services for four VA hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region.

The five-year contract means Greenland is essentially “on-call” for boiler and chiller plant projects at hospitals in Hampton, Richmond and Salem, Virginia, and Beckley, West Virginia.  The award is a significant recognition of Greenland’s expertise in central utility plant construction, particularly with the unique and demanding environments found in hospitals and medical centers.

Greenland Teams with SAW Contracting for $6.8M Boiler Plant Replacement Project

Greenland Enterprises has been selected as part of the team to replace a boiler plant for the Altoona, PA Veterans Administration Medical Center.  Greenland is teaming with SAW Contracting on the $6.8 million project, which includes demolition of existing structures and replacing the boiler, steam piping, boiler plant controls fuel oil and natural gas piping, feed water pumps and other auxiliary systems.   Continue reading

Bid Evaluation: Successful Experience Counts

Evaluating bids for a central plant construction project is a complex endeavor for any facilities director or selection committee.  There are a number of criteria being reviewed, including costs, equipment and materials, and the competing firms themselves.  One of the areas where we feel project stakeholders should spend time is identifying the successful experience of those submitting bids.  Continue reading

Packaged Utility Plants:  Are They Really Plug-And-Play?

Over the past few years, the central utility plant construction industry has experienced increased use of pre-manufactured, or “packaged”, central utility plant strategies.  This factory-built approach to delivering central cooling, heating and power has the potential to positively impact project schedules, costs and quality.

However, there are some misconceptions.  For example, owners and contractors may be tempted to think these packaged solutions are “plug-and-play” – where all the coordination happens before shipment, driven completely by the packaged plant manufacturer.  In that case, on-site field work for assembly, start-up and commissioning is more of an afterthought. Continue reading