SSOE Group and DeMaria Building Company Team Together to Build Cogeneration System for Veterans Affairs Medical Center

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 5, 2012 – SSOE Group (, an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, along with their design build partner DeMaria Building Company, announce that they have been selected for an 800 KW cogeneration system to be located at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The new natural gas fired co-generation system will use combustion turbine generators along with a waste heat boiler to provide both steam and electricity to the campus of 14 buildings totaling 1,200,000 SF. The proposed system will be located adjacent to the existing Energy Center and will be able to provide operator initiated automatic start-up and shutdown of the system. Steam will be used for heating, reheating, and sterilization and the electricity generated from this cogeneration unit will be fed into the VA’s power system.

DeMaria is leading the overall design and construction management team for the project however, SSOE is responsible for all design aspects including MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing), architectural, and structural systems. This design build team was chosen for this project because of their considerable expertise serving major government clients such as the EPA, the VA, US Army Corps of Engineers, etc. In fact, this project is the third cogeneration plant that DeMaria is currently building for the VA.

SSOE has assigned a multi-discipline team for the duration of the twenty month project which is expected to be completed summer of 2013.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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