Compressor Station – Electrical Modernization

About The Project

A prominent Energy Client relied on BASE to remediate their 50+ year old Gas Dynamic Test Facility.  An assessment was performed by the Client, BASE and the Safety Code Officer identifying multiple electric code compliance issues, equipment obsolescence and modernization opportunities.  BASE proposed and is executing a 5 year program to remediate issues at the site.   Addressing electrical compliance of the facility is in the Construction Phase and replacing the entire facility’s Hydronic heating system is in the Engineering Phase.  The program is on-time, on budget and delivering scope with Zero safety incidents.

Problem Statement

  • Facility Commissioned in 1965 – 55 years old
  • Industry leading research/training facility
  • Multiple obsolete items were negatively affecting safety
  • Canadian Electrical Code violations 
  • Hydronic Heating System Failure
  • Sensitive Gravimetric Instruments worth $M’s are at risk 
  • Reduced efficiency due to obsolescence


  • 5 – Year Compliance/Remediation Program
  • $100 M Corporate Benefit
  • Modularization of Testing Services
  • Hydronic Heating System Replacement
  • Gravimetric Instrumentation Risk Reduction
  • Canadian Electric Code Compliance
  • Safety Compliance Facility wide