Service Upgrade

NASA Ames Research Center

Mountain View, CA

Project Highlights
The NASA Research Center Service consists of five building centers connected to the same electrical distribution system. Royal Electric’s scope consisted of upgrading the current medium voltage system while still keeping the Research Center operational.

Royal Electric worked extensively with the owner and project team to coordinate all aspects of the work and eliminate any downtime at the Research Center. The Design Drawings did not take into account a lot of the existing field conditions. In taking input from the customer, Royal was able to implement a highly detailed work schedule that consisted of a complete transfer of the current medium voltage system to generator power in order to keep the facility operational.

With the generator system in place, Royal had one week to remove the existing service and install new feeders, connect existing circuits and complete the install of the new switchgear. Royal implemented a large work crew with double shifts and night work in order to meet the scheduled completion date set by the owner.


project details
Owner :
NASA Ames Research Center
General Contractor :
Syska Hennessy Group Construction, Inc.
Contract Value :
Contract Time :
July 2009 – February 2010
Project Summary