Relevant Power Solutions (RPS) was ready to launch the new 45 Mega-Watt mobile gas turbine generator but needed a place to test it first. BEGA worked with RPS and its on-staff engineers to design and build the nearly 1 acre pad for testing of up to two units which is strategically located near Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX. The Test Pad features a below ground cable tray that transitions to an above ground cable tray to distribute the excess energy to a one of a kind load bank. Once tested, the unit will be disassembled into three sections and transported to their next destination.

This Test Pad is a Design-Build which had a requirement to design, permit, build and complete the project in 4 months…mission accomplished.

RPS Loadbank


Client: Relevant Power Solutions
Location: 20120 E Hardy Rd, Houston, TX 77073
Surface Area: 42,135 sf.
Completed: 2017
Value: $1,000,000
Architect: BEGA Design + Construction
RPS Cabletray


  • Two - 3 foot thick test pads with special 4 foot wide plates that required a 1/8" variance.
  • Custom cable trays used to transport fluids and energy.
  • Special decontamination tanks to prevent site conamination.
  • Worked with EPA and FAA agencies to achieve permitting requirements.
  • Effective communication with client to ensure constant changing specifications were met and did not effect final schedule.

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