The Naval Support Facility Indian Head was founded in 1890 as the Navy's first established presence in southern Maryland. What started as a gun test facility on the Potomac River quickly evolved and expanded to include numerous scientific and response-force missions serving all branches of the United States military – Navy, Air Force, Army and Marines.
The Severn Group, located in Annapolis, Maryland, was contracted to make repairs to the River Water Pump House. As part of the project scope, The Severn Group needed to epoxy pipe line new piping, in addition to existing pipe. The piping was pressurized, so CIPP was not an option, as the products would not mold to the host pipe. The executives decided to move forward with Belco because they felt comfortable with the professional approach to the many layers of engineers, project managers, and inspectors for the project. They were also impressed with Belco's unique state of the art spray-in-place/spincast pipe lining equipment. The new piping was delivered to Belco and the lining was completed at the corporate office.
The Belco Team delivered the pre-lined new pipe to the naval facility and performed the work on the existing piping the same day. Due to the cold temperatures and coupled with the wind chill coming off the water, the project took longer than expected. However, even under these adverse conditions, the Belco Team still finished the project successfully and on time.
Chris Petrakes, Senior Project Manager with the Severn Group, explained, "despite the obstacle of constantly changing schedule, complications with security and base access, and finally with extreme cold, your personnel performed professionally and efficiently under duress. Jeff took the time to patiently explain the coating process and equipment to the NAVFEC engineers and the feedback I received from the Navy was that all concerned personnel were both satisfied and impressed with the quality of your (Belco's) work. Thank you again for a high quality job and achieving a critical milestone on this project under difficult conditions."