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Sundt Begins South Tampa Resiliency Project

TAMPA, FL — A Tampa utility company has awarded the South Tampa Resiliency Project, a 36-megawatt natural gas peaking power plant, to Sundt Construction. Sundt recently began construction of the plant on MacDill Air Force Base.

The project is essential to ensuring power for the Air Force base in the event of an emergency. With its coastal location, MacDill faces threats from severe weather, and assured power is essential for MacDill if there is a commercial grid failure.

“As this area continues to grow and power demands increase, we are looking forward to helping MacDill supplement their power supply with this new plant,” said Pat Bulman, Vice President and Regional Manager with Sundt’s Industrial Group. “Our Southeast teams have extensive experience in power, water, and many other industrial sectors that require advanced skillsets.”

“This is a great project for Sundt as we return to MacDill Air Force Base where we retrofitted the barracks in 2005 and is the first project we will execute in Florida from our Tampa office,” said David Rieken, Vice President and Regional Manager with Sundt’s Industrial Group. “The self-perform and management resources Sundt is bringing to Tampa to execute this project will be leveraged on future work in Florida.”

The project includes two reciprocating internal combustion engines and generators designed to operate on natural gas. The installation of the infrastructure will accommodate the expansion to four total engines and 75 megawatts in the future. Along with the supply of all bulk materials, Sundt will be utilizing its own skilled workforce for multiple project scopes, including underground utilities, foundations, structural steel, mechanical equipment, and above ground piping and electrical/control systems.

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