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ICI Services Helps Army Go Green In Hopes of Saving Lives

July 25, 2011

Virginia Beach, VA  – ICI Services Corporation announced the expansion of environmental services being performed for the Army at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. ICI Services is exploring ways to make future military bases energy and water independent.


Technical performance is being led by ICI Services’ Donald P. Brown, Senior Renewable Energy Manager for the US Army Reserves 99th Regional Support Command.  Mr. Brown is assisting the Army in developing energy efficient forward operating bases at a pair of experimental 150-person compounds that opened June 24 at Fort Devens, an Army Reserve official test bed for energy storage, photovoltaic power and geothermal systems. Conserving fuel and water in a war zone can save lives by reducing the number of vulnerable resupply convoys.


ICI Services Environmental Operations Center Manager Rick Tibbitts is proud of this initiative.  “We are pleased to be part of the Army’s SAGE (Smart And Green Energy) initiative which is designed to reduce supply convoy deaths and casualties in theater by using renewable energy and conservation. Three quarters of today’s battle-zone convoys are hauling fuel for camp generators and water.”


The Base Camp Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) at Fort Devens has a pair of camps that are designed to fit into a single C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and which can be rapidly erected in the field.  Energy and water use is carefully monitored at each camp, one set up in a traditional manner, the other featuring new technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels and smart battery storage systems.


ICI Services is an 8(a) certified, Small Disadvantaged and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned business headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA.  The corporation provides engineering, test and evaluation, logistics, environmental, range and program support services to the United States Navy, Army and Department of Homeland Security nationwide from locations in 20 states.

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