Hurricanes Irma and Maria left 95 percent of Puerto Rico without power and over half of the island’s residents without drinking water. The extensive damage to the island’s U. S. Coast Guard Base Detachment and Air Station Borinquen crippled the Coast Guard’s ability to conduct primary missions – search, and rescue.
Due to the critical missions and responsibilities of U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, improving the base’s resiliency in preparation for future storm events is a priority.
Improving the base’s resiliency includes upgrading the infrastructure by installing larger drainage pipes, underground power lines, reserve water tanks, and power systems. Ideally, these improvements will allow the base to remain operational at least 14 days during an emergency.
ADC is leading the design-build team to replace and reconstruct the base’s 50+ year-old water and electrical systems. The new storm drainage system is designed for a 500-year storm event and has the capacity to manage up to ten times more water than the existing system.
The project team includes:
- ADC Engineering, Inc. Civil engineering
- Adurra Group, Inc. Water treatment engineering
- LS3P Architecture
- Newcomb & Boyd Electrical and telecommunications engineering
- Schnabel Engineering Geotechnical engineering
- Javier E. Bidot Associates, PSC Surveying
- NOVA Group Contractor