Los Angeles International Airport Central Utility Plant Replacement

McKissack was tasked with providing document control and construction support services for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
For the replacement of its 50-year-old Central Utility Plant (CUP), this design-build project provided LAX with a new 75,000-sq-ft CUP—with a 20,000 ton cooling capacity—and was constructed in two distinct phases in order to maintain chilled and hot water flow to the existing terminals at all times during construction. Elements of the project include: installation of state-of-the-art central digital control and fire alarm systems; new plant equipment, electric-driven centrifugal chillers, steam-driven chillers, and gas-turbine-driven generators with heat-recovery steam generators; new maintenance shops and offices for plant personnel; new underground hot and cold water piping network; and a new 1.6 million-gallon thermal energy storage tank. The new facility is approximately 25% more energy-efficient than the original facility.


Los Angeles, California


Los Angeles World Airports

Project Type

Program & Construction Management



Document Control
Support Services

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