A Tradition of Emergency Response: Weston Ramps Up Multiple Efforts in 2017
December 28, 2017

Weston Announces Major Milestone in the Repair of the Power Grid for Puerto Rico

Seaside scene in Rincon, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Marie showing damage to businesses.

West Chester, PA—November 1, 2017—Weston Solutions, Inc., (Weston) as Prime Contractor and a key member of the USACE Project Delivery Team, is proud to announce the successful startup of two generators to supply temporary power and help stabilize the electrical grid system in Puerto Rico. The generators can provide up to a combined 50 megawatts of electricity to the Palo Seco power plant near San Juan.

The safe startup and integration of these units under the existing Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) system, marks a major milestone in the repair of the power grid for Puerto Rico. In partnership with subcontractor APR Energy, Weston drove the project schedule in record time, connecting the generators to the local power grid within three weeks of contract award. Weston managed the startup and commissioning of the generators in coordination with USACE and PREPA, following multiple safety and diagnostic tests.

“Weston has partnered with the USACE on over 150 time-sensitive projects, and we appreciate the opportunity to be the Prime Contractor on this important project said Weston President and Chief Executive Officer, Alan Solow. “In a matter of days, the Project Team mobilized people and equipment to Puerto Rico, and within three weeks, work was completed, and the project was stabilizing the power grid in the San Juan area, and reducing power outages to those already receiving power. The Weston team, including our subcontract partners APR Energy and Westinghouse Government Services, worked day and night to make this a success.”

In close partnership with USACE and PREPA, Weston looks forward to continuing in our long tradition of successfully executing time-sensitive work, and we stand ready to support additional efforts to restore hope to the citizens of Puerto Rico.

About Weston Solutions, Inc.

Weston is a national environmental and infrastructure support services firm committed to safety and client value driven to be our clients’ most effective and efficient service provider for both straightforward and complex projects. Our 100% employee-owners apply their distinct skills and experience to provide excellence in the services we deliver for our industrial; commercial; and federal, state, and local government clients.

For 60 years, we have solved our clients’ environmental and infrastructure support challenges with a passion to serve and driven to make a difference. Our highly networked community of professionals work as “One Weston” to bring the right resources from across 24 full-service delivery center offices, plus project offices and remote resources to meet our clients’ needs through a national pool of 1,100 professionals.