Location: Puerto Rico

This project consisted of installing 4 wells to house sump pumps that collect condensate from steam powered generator turbines. These wells were installed inside an existing power generation facility with a 5 foot thick reinforced concrete slab. This section of the facility was constructed below sea level so the 5’ concrete slab was the only thing keeping the plant from flooding. A. H. Beck designed a method to create an artificial water head at each sump location so the 5’ thick slab could be penetrated and the sumps could be excavated down to -40.0 in elevation. Once the sumps were excavated, a pump casing had to be installed and concreted into place. Limited access drilling equipment and all materials had to be flown in with an overhead crane to reach the locations inside the building to prevent flooding of the facility basement.

ENGINEER: Rust Engineering