Established in September of 2006, Dominion Enterprises is wholly owned by media pioneer Landmark Communications, Inc. and is a leading media and information services company serving the wide ranging needs of real estate, apartment, automotive, specialty vehicle, employment, and travel industries. With best-of-category magazines and web sites, Dominion Enterprises is one of the largest providers of highly targeted classified advertising, reaching over 27 million consumers monthly.
When Dominion Enterprises constructed its new 20-story office building in downtown Norfolk last year, it demanded the most reliable standby solution available. A team led by Arc Electric and including Bay Diesel & Generator and Generac Power Systems installed a 2.4 megawatt Modular Power System (MPS) consisting of four 600 kW generator sets integrated through digital paralleling technology. The system backs up the life safety load, the data center's 1500 kVA Uninterruptible Power System and HVAC, and other critical mechanical systems in the building. The system has N + 3 redundancy for their life safety load and N + 1 redundancy for the entire system.
Delivery of the system was within 12 weeks, and Arc Electric brought the project in on time and on budget.
2.4 MW Paralleling System (4 X 600 kW Diesel Gensets in Parallel)
Providing standby power for a corporate headquarters in data center.Download
Missionary Learning Center
The 238-acre Missionary Learning Center of the Southern Baptist Convention is in a rural setting near Richmond, VA alongside a 1.5 acre lake. Since the center opened in 1984, more than 10,700 new International Mission Board missionaries have trained there. The center, which includes housing and other community facilities as well as a school for missionary children, also offers training for missionaries throughout their careers and for returning short-term workers.
In 2007, Northside Electric was tasked with the design/build of a standby power system to enable the campus to continue to function acceptably and maintain its training schedule during power outages. The main hurdle to overcome was the requirement to power the campus grid with high voltage electricity for distribution to widely dispersed facilities. Working with Bay Diesel & Generator and Generac Power Systems, Northside worked out a way-to-use four standard Generac 500 kW gensets in an MPS configuration, in conjunction with a step-up transformer.
This solution enabled faster delivery and significantly lower cost than available from more orthodox alternatives.
MISSIONARY LEARNING CENTER
2 MW Paralleling System (4 x 500kW Diesel Gensets in parallel)
Providing standby power for a missionary learning center campus.Download
William & Mary College
Completed in July 2008, the College of William & Mary's Integrated Science Center is a 165,000 square foot facility created to integrate the college's science programs. The ISC is a state-of-the-art facility which will house a number of labs and classrooms, allowing WIlliam and Mary to be a front-runner for research grants in science and technology. Due to the vast amounts of research and testing being conducted at the ISC, the need for a reliable backup power system was paramount for the college. When William and Mary constructed the ISC on their Williamsburg campus, they demanded the most reliable standby solution available.
Bay Diesel and Generac Power Systems provided a 1,200 kilowatt Modular Power System (MPS) consisting of two 600 kW generator sets integrated through digital paralleling technology. The system utilizes eight automatic transfer switches and provides emergency power to the building's life safety and other critical mechanical systems. The system has N + 1 redundancy for their most critical loads.
Delivery of the system was within 12 weeks, allowing for the project to be completed on time and on budget.
WILLIAM & MARY COLLEGE
1200 kW Paralleling System
Providing standby power for The College of William & Mary's Integrated Science CenterDownload
US Navy – USNS Gordon
Officially named in 1996, the USNS Gordon serves a vital role in the transport of military supplies and vehicles in both war and peace times. The Gordon's roll-on/roll-off design makes it ideal for transporting helicopters, tanks, trucks and other military vehicles and provides more than 330,000 square feet of cargo space. The ship is 956 feet long, has a beam of 105.9 feet, and displaces approximately 55,422 tons when fully loaded.
The Gordon has a slewing stern ramp that services two side ports, making it easy to drive vehicles on and off the ship. In addition, the ship is capable of off-loading cargo onto floating barges while in ports that have been damaged or do not possess cargo cranes.
Upon returning to port, ship management tasked Bay Diesel to "pull" three pistons from the main engines for routine ABS inspections. However, Bay Diesel mechanics found that there was much more work to be done in order to prevent the Gordon from having a major engine failure while at sea. These repairs only became more vital since the Gordon was set to sail only a few days after the problems were diagnosed.
To accommodate the vessel's tight schedule, Bay Diesel added more technicians to the job and worked tireless overtime hours - delay was not an option. Further, after completing the job Bay Diesel even supplied two technicians to sail with the vessel to its first port in order to monitor engine performance.
US NAVY - USNS GORDON
3 low-speed diesels power up to 24 knots
ABS inspection & repair of main pistons.Download
US Navy – USNS Prevail TSV-1
It wasn't long ago that the USNS Prevail was roaming the seas for the Military Sealift Command as an ocean surveillance ship. However, in April 2003 the Prevail was deactivated and took on another vital role as a Navy training support vessel. The 224-foot ship provides a dedicated training platform for Atlantic Fleet carrier strike groups, expeditionary strike groups and individual units. The Prevail serves as a realistic target ship for training board & search teams and provides an accurate simulation of a potential enemy ship. In fact, there is such an emphasis on real-time, practical training that the ship's crew accurately represent the clothing and accents of potential enemies.
Rear Admiral Dick Gallagher, USN Commander - Carrier Group Four, stressed the importance of this vessel when he said that "the Prevail represents a significant transformation in naval training. The ship's use in the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group's training validates its importance in fleet training support."
In July 2008, the Prevail was in need of major overhaul work on its Caterpillar D389-TA diesel engines. Realizing the drastic importance of these repairs, Tecnico, a Master Ship Repair contractor for the US Navy, called on Bay Diesel to perform the engine work. The job called for a major overhaul of the ship's #2 engine, and a topside overhaul of the #3 engine. The #2 engine had run for 20,000 hours, while the #3 engine had logged 10,000 hours. Both units were dismantled, diagnosed, rebuilt and tested by Bay Diesel mechanics.
This included the replacement of main bearings, rod bearings, front & rear gear trains, cylinder liners, cam bearings, fresh water pumps, cylinder heads, liner packs, oil cooler cores and turbocharger cartridges all to manufacturer specifications. Since Bay Diesel is an authorized dealer for Caterpillar, and most other major brands, this was no problem, whatsoever. In addition, the entire job was certified as being carried out to satisfaction by an on-site representative of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
US NAVY - USNS PREVAIL TSV-1
Caterpiller D398-TA marine engines
Major overhaul of main propulsion engine.Download
NOAA Ferdinand R. Hassler
The newest addition to the NOAA hydrographic charting fleet is the Ferninand R. Hassler and was commissioned on June 14, 2012 . The Ferdinand R. Hassler is a 124-foot coastal mapping vessel that was designed with a small water plane area twin hull (SWATH) for improved stability and sea keeping. This vessels primary function will be to provide support in NOAA’s nautical charting, buoy deployment & recovery missions, general ocean graphic research and it will also enhance our understanding of a marine environment that’s always changing along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
The F.R.H. is equipped with a high resolution multi-beam & side scan sonar system which provides 3D images of the sea floor. Data that’s gathered from this vessel will be used in various methods of research ranging from habitat mapping to marine archeology.
Currently the Ferdinand R. Hassler just finished undergoing a complete in frame overhaul on both of their CAT C32 engines. Bay Diesel & Generator partnered with Carter CAT and were key in successfully completing this two engine overhaul. For this project Bay Diesel and Carter CAT utilized their expertise and training to remove and install new cylinder kits, new cylinder heads and new after coolers on both engines. The team was able to see this project as a whole, anticipate problems and work through them quickly to keep production on schedule.
The overhaul on these two engines was complete in less than a month, allowing this vessel minimal downtime as it will be leaving Norfolk, VA to head to it’s homeport in New Castle, New Hampshire.
NOAA Ferdinand R. Hassler
NOAA’s Marine Operations Center, Norfolk, VA
Engine Cat C32Download
Our Lady Of The Valley
Coordinated Services Management manages first class senior living care throughout the Mid-Atlantic,and they know the importance of making sure their back up power systems match their high standard of quality and reliability.
In 2007 CSM chose Bay Diesel to help them design and install two 600 kW Generac bi-fuel systems in Virginia Beach. When it came time to upgrade four more facilities throughout Virginia, it was natural that they again turned to Bay Diesel and Generac’s bi-fuel system. Bi-fuel provides an extended run time along with a 40% reduction in fuel costs. Bay Diesel worked closely with the engineer and the installing contractor to help design all four new systems.
Mike Griffin, Senior Project Manager with CSM could not have asked for a better job from Bay Diesel. “I will continue to count on Bay Diesel as my power generation experts.”
The residents of Our Lady of Hope, Our Lady ofPeace, St. Mary’s, Marion Manor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Our Lady of Valley can all live and rest soundly knowing that they will have power 24/7 no matter what mother nature has in store.
Providing standby power for a senior living care facility.Download
The Night Falcon and the Captain Ted are both busy push boats, moving material barges of either sand or gravel between Havre de Grace, MD, Woodbridge, VA, Brooklyn, NY and Seaford, VA. Three strong factors steered the owners to choose Mitsubishi engines over two well known brands.
* Mechanical engines that meet EPA tier requirements providing important operational simplicity over electronic engines.
* Lower fuel consumption (35-40% reduction) than other engines will provide major long term reductions in cost of operation.
* The cost of the Mitsubishi engines was very competitive.
The reduction in operating costs is living up to expectations, with the Mitsubishi engines using 30 fewer gallons per hour than the old engines. While the old engines were burning 80 GPH, the new Mitsubishi engines have been consuming just 50 GPH, doing the same work. Additionally, the new mechanical engines respond very well and emissions have been reduced by an estimated 90%. Vulcan Materials plans on adding more of these engines to their fleet in the future.
Vulcan Materials - Night Falcon
Chesapeake Bay, VA and MD
940hp Mitsubishi S12A2Y2MPTK-3
Major overhaul of main propulsion engine.Download