Wilkes-Barre, PA

RAM-TECH provided all mechanical/electrical engineering design services for Central Utility Plant (CUP) building, adjacent to the existing maintenance building.  The CUP is a steel framed slab-on-grade building structure with an 11,407 square foot footprint housing all plant mechanical and electrical equipment. The building includes a nominal 1,675 square foot upper level electrical room and a nominal 515 square foot depressed condensate / equipment pit. Cooling towers are located at the building roof level.


  • Three 500 ton electric chillers and one 1000 ton steam driven chiller, with provisions for a future 500 ton electric chiller.
  • Six cooling towers, three of which are refurbished existing units.
  • An above ground 500,000 gallon chilled water thermal storage tank.
  • Three 239 BHP nominal 9,000 lb/hr steam gas/oil fired boilers, with provisions for two future boilers of the same type.
  • 1.2 MW nominal capacity natural gas turbine generator.
  • Turbine exhaust heat recovery steam generator with a 9,300 MBH duct burner for a nominal 18,000 lb/hr steam output capacity.


Project included one 1,000 kW diesel emergency generator, with provisions for a future 600kW generator of the same type as well as two 10,000 gallon buried diesel fuel storage tanks for generator and standby boiler supply, with provisions for a future 10,000 gallon tank of the same type.

Quick Specs

Quick Specs
Owner Geisinger Health System
Type of Work New
Project Cost Approx. $13 Million ($9 Mil. Building, $4 Mil. Site)
Project Size ~ 11,400 SF