Honeywell and the US Army announced a $43.6 million infrastructure modernization project at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) in Franklin County, Penn. The improvements and upgrades are expected to cut energy use at the facility more than 25 percent, reduce water consumption nearly 50 percent and generate about $4.1 million in annual energy and operational savings.
The upgrades are part of a 20-year energy savings performance contract awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala. In addition to producing immediate results, the project is a critical step for LEAD in meeting the requirements of Presidential Executive Order 13423, which calls for federal facilities to reduce energy consumption 30 percent by 2015.
The Honeywell-led project includes a variety of facility upgrades such as new, high-efficiency lighting, and heating and cooling equipment. The company will also enhance LEAD’s production capacity and quality with improvements to industrial blasting, painting and metal-finishing systems and processes.
The project is expected to save LEAD nearly 14.8 million kWh of electricity annually and is slated for completion by the end of 2016.