Project Portfolio

Central Utility Plant

UC Merced Central Plant / Telecommunications Upgrade


University of California, Merced


Merced, CA


Siegfried Engineering

Year Complete



25,914 sf

Contract Type

Design Assist

Mechanical Contractor

Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Project Overview

The Central Plant project includes expanding the existing plant capacity by 2,500-tons and correcting operational deficiencies.


Mechanical Highlights

  • Chiller 4 and 5 added to increase cooling capacity and allow for multiple operation options.
  • VFD and compressor upgrades at existing chillers.
  • Upgrades at chilled water chemical treatment system included piping and stored hazardous maerials containment.
  • Add in row cooling for Telecommunication Center served by the CP.
  • Upgrades at campus water, two each RPBFP, 12" underground piping and storage tank bypass system.
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