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Project Experience

Project: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, KANEOHE BAY (P-499) ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Location: Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii
Client: Barrett Consulting Group, Inc
12 South King Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
Contact: Mark Nelson, P.E
Year Completed: 1988
Project Scope:

The U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) was scheduled to deploy three F/A-18A aircraft squadrons to support the overall mission of the USMCís First Marine Amphibious Brigade at MCAS Kaneohe Bay.  New support facility construction, programmed through FY 1991, is expected to boost the Stationís peak power demand to over 20 MVA.  The capacity of Hawaiian Electric Companyís (HECO) existing 17.5 MVA Mokapu Substation is inadequate to meet anticipated power requirements beyond FY 1989.

Primary environmental issues considered the potential impact of the proposed transmission project on the archaeological and wildlife resource of Nuupia Pond.  The scenic quality of the Pond was also evaluated in terms of the potential loss of visual aesthetics.  The nature of proposed construction activities also required the inclusion of recommended mitigation measures for hazardous waste testing, the removal of unsuitable soils, and the reduction of anticipated noise and dust emissions.

The selected alternative will install underground 44 KV transmission lines from Kaneohe Bay Drive to a new HECO transformer substation and new MCAS Kaneohe Bay switching station northwest of H-3 Gate.  Three new 11.5 KV circuit feeders will be installed to Substations 1, 2, and 3.