Oriole Park / M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
HVAC Design/Build & Chiller Installation Services
The Sports Facility Project
Sports arenas typically have unusual load profiles. The new system optimizes the demands of both stadiums and the Camden Warehouse to provide a streamlined Chilled Water Facility, which saves the owner substantial operation costs annually. The system also delivers 36-degree water to M&T Bank Stadium — a characteristic that allowed the stadium to save over one million dollars on initial HVAC capital costs.
Poole & Kent Design/Build Contractor Role
The Oriole Park/ M&T Bank Stadium Chilled Water and Electric Generation Project consists of 2,700 tons of installed chiller capacity located within Oriole Park, and 13,600 ton hours of thermal storage located underground on adjacent property. The HVAC design/build project also includes approximately 2,000 trench feet of fourteen-inch welded steel distribution piping for supply and return of 40-percent glycol chilled water, which was installed primarily under streets and sidewalks to connect to M&T Bank Stadium.
Two prime rated 1825-kW diesel generators were installed for the complex. These power generators provide emergency backup for M&T Bank Stadium as well as the ability to shave electric peak demand. A paralleling switchgear was installed to “shape” the electric demand curves for the entire complex. The result is a less expensive load profile for the customer.
Challenges/ Achievements/ Goals
This fast-track mechanical construction design/build project was completed in six months to comply with the overall construction schedule for M&T Bank Stadium. It was necessary for Poole and Kent and Comfort Link to adapt to the physical constraints of the existing Oriole Park structure while installing a chilled water facility capable of handling the new expanded Sports Complex as an integrated system.