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Spill Investigation, TDX Power

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WHPacific responded to a spill of approximately 2,400 gallons of diesel fuel on the Petroleum Oil Support Services (POSS) Camp power generation module in St. Paul, AK, which occurred in the diesel generator portion of the Wind-Diesel power plant that generates power for the POSS camp. WHPacific investigated the impact to the environment and recovered [...]

Tyrone Copper Mine Water Supply

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WHPacific investigated sources of water and designed a water supply system for Tyrone Copper Mine near Silver City, New Mexico. The project area is semiarid and most water resources were already committed. As part of the investigation, the groundwater potential of alluviums along Gila River was evaluated. WHPacific furnished geological supervision for drilling and testing [...]

Walakpa Gas Field Generator Renovations

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WHPacific designed the replacement of the prime power generation plant at Walakpa Gas Field south of Barrow. This is the primary source of natural gas for the village of Barrow. The on-site power plant provides power for well house heat, lights, and some telemetry to transmit information to the South Barrow Gas Field facility. This [...]

Barrow Natural Gas Fields Operations and Maintenance

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WHPacific is supporting the North Slope Borough in various aspects of natural gas exploration, operations and maintenance, and design of the North Slope Borough’s Natural Gas supply system, including sub-surface exploration and above surface design of the natural gas supply and power system. This program is a multi year effort involves drill program planning (completion, [...]

Nuiqsut Natural Gas Conversion Project

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WHPacific provided planning, engineering design, and construction management services for the conversion from diesel fuel and fossil fuel heating and power generation system clean burning natural gas system. Work included public involvement and education on the new natural gas technology, design of a whole heating and boiling system, design of a natural gas transmission system, [...]

UTC Binary Cycle Geothermal Power Plant

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WHPacific is providing civil/structural engineering services to OIT for the construction of a 150 kW Binary Cycle Geothermal Power Plant. Wells on campus supply hot water to heat the working fluid until it is vaporized, driving the turbine to generate electricity. A topographic survey and site map, along with design of reinforced concrete pads for [...]

Montclair Storm Drainage Project

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The Montclair Basin is a nine-square-mile urban development. With no open channel drainage ways, drainage was conveyed into the streets and the existing 1930s-era storm sewer system. In 2005, WHPacific completed a Storm Drainage Master Plan with improvements to drain the Montclair Basin in a way that is ecologically sensitive. The plan converted Ferril Lake [...]

Energy Center at OSU

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Signature Project WHPacific provided civil engineering and landscape architectural services for the new 25,000 square foot Energy plant on the OSU campus, which was awarded a LEED Platinum certification, the first platinum-rated power facility in the nation. The new Energy Center replaced a 90-year-old heat plant that had failing boilers and serious seismic issues. The [...]

College Pump Station, Zone 4W Reservoir, and 36″ Transmission Line

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WHPacific designed this project which featured advantages in construction because one contractor completed the total contract, with the design engineer also providing construction management for Westland. Major project facilities include: An 8.6MGD initial/19.0MGD ultimate capacity horizontal split case booster pump station at the City’s College Reservoir site with surge control system, 15,000 feet of 36-inch [...]

Gallinas Diversion Rehabilitation

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The Gallinas Diversion Structure project is a rehabilitation of an existing water diversion structure built on the Rio Gallinas northwest of the City of Las Vegas.