SPECIAL FEATURES: 7,500 tons of cooling capacity, and emphasis on pre-fabrication with the help of 3D modeling


University of Oregon Central Power Upgrade


This new facility consists of five 1500-ton centrifugal chillers, twelve 600-ton induced draft cooling towers and 21 centrifugal pumps ranging up to 400 horse power. With the Matthew Knight Arena causing significant additional demand on the campus chilled water system and aging existing utilities, the University decided to expand their chilled water capacity while maximizing energy efficiency.

Greenfield construction of the Central Power Station (CPS) building that houses the combined 7,500 tons of cooling capacity began in late March and was commissioned in October. This project connects to and supplies the nearly three miles of underground tunnel piping providing chilled water for the entire campus.

With letter of intents arriving in late March and completion following just six months later JH Kelly’s ability to effectively execute 3D BIM coordination, extensive prefabrication and seasoned central utility plant team was instrumental in successfully executing this project on schedule.

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