Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – Communications Restoration Program
ITL was a teammate and subcontractor to Native Energy and Technology, Inc. This program entailed repairing and restoring 3 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Communications Sites utilized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Communication sites were located on Vieques, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In Vieques and St. Croix ITL performed a complete Communications site rebuild providing new towers, lighting, and foundations that were engineered and designed to withstand Category 5 Hurricanes. Additionally, in Vieques, Puerto Rico, ITL performed a full restoration of the generator facility and the installation of a new micro-grid solar powers system that provides power to the entire site. In St. Thomas ITL performed a tower restoration.
The tower sections, generator upgrades and micro-grid power system were all designed and manufactured in the U.S. ITL’s logistical solution entailed testing all communications gear and power system components in the U.S. prior to being shipped to the islands. Once this was completed ITL loaded the communications equipment, generators, micro-grid components and replacement tower sections (which were manufactured at ITL’s manufacturing facility in Tucson, AZ) into ocean containers for transport to the islands. ITL coordinated all of the international ocean freight transportation well as the local delivery services to ensure that all personnel, equipment and material were delivered to the restoration sites on schedule.