Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Blue Planet Utility Services
Civilian Utility Services Company
Increasing needs of the local industrial and civilian developments have begun demanding greater sources of electricity. To resolve this, the Iron Dingoes have formed a private company Blue Planet Utility Services. Considered a civilian organization, it is nonetheless staffed by former (retired) techs from the Iron Dingoes mercenary company, and funded by them to be wholly their own animal. Master Tech Héctor Martínez Maldonado is the CEO of the young company, and it employs roughly 200 local people in a variety of roles, at this time.
Blue Planet Fusion Power Plant, Garrison
Blue Planet, finished construction of an independent fusion power plant, based from a salvaged 90-ton Mobile Military Fusion Generator. Rated as a 1500 SL-Mil Fusion Engine, the device was originally intended to provide power to a temporary HQ or other in-field facility, and is now activated and fully staffed, providing 120 MWs of electricity to the local region, sufficient for both the community of Garrison and its neighboring landholds, and the growing industrial demands of the region.
Costing only around 15,000,000 Cs, due to the bulk of its needs being provided by the mobile generator, construction was started on November 13th, 3023 and is expected to be completed in -mid-July, 3026. The facility is small, and its fusion reactor required only slight tinkering, with the bulk of time being spent on the initial survey work, pouring concrete and establishing the miles of electrical and cooling conduits required.
Tying into the existing electrical network was easy, and excess electricity is now provided to the district and Ciudad Garcia as the plant’s production will allow. Expanding the network to include formerly marginal portions of the landholds rural areas, however, was a key priority of the company, and became the most time-intensive aspect of its expansion. The new * Husky Heavy Industries plant nearby occupies much of its excess power generation.
Blue Planet Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility, Brass Dog Munitions Plant – Garrison
The implementation of a separate facility adjacent to the new Brass Dog Munitions Plant maintained and run by Aquatech, the facility is actually owned by the Iron Dingoes outright, under their Blue Planet Utility Services banner, and also provides water recycling services for the * Husky Heavy Industries plant nearby. The facility treats the local wastewater directly, improving community health concerns in MercTown considerably.
Garrison Industrial Dump
Blue Planet Utility Services, has also built a trash dump, equipped with an incinerator for bulk trash disposal, which powers an Industrial Metal Compactor. A large two-ton unit salvaged during the Dingoes travels, the device is an industrial-grade compactor/shredder that tears and grinds scrap metal, and then compacts it into a single block of metal alloys weighing one ton. This allows the company to either export the blocks as a trade good outside the community, or towards local industries. A pair of simple, small buildings have been built on the site, one to store and sort recyclables, such as electronics and another to house the vehicles and perform limited maintenance.
Attached to this facility are several second-hand VX Dumassas Industries 68600 Waste Collection Trucks. Equipped with hydraulic lift hoists, these wheeled vehicles were originally intended to be used in wide-scale collection of trash from large metal bins, but in the company serve to collect trash from various sources by hand, and are then brought to the central dump site, compacted and disposed of. A new and novel concept locally, it also has two (2) vehicles assigned to * Landhold : Miguel several times each week to collect trash from various paying sources. The company provides limited recycling services at the industrial dump site, employing many common laborers in sorting tasks.
Long-term, the company is looking into providing other services for the local region, including improved wastewater recycling. Traffic and tourist interest in the region is limited, so continuing demands on local services will continue to be in the industrial and residential sectors.
Officially begun in mid-3023, with the intense infrastructural developments given to * Landhold : Garrison, Blue Planet Utility Services has quickly become an important aspect of health services in the local area. There are presently plans to expand services and other aspects of their efforts once time and money will allow.
In mid-3025, the company promoted the young Master Tech Héctor Martínez Maldonado to the position of CEO of the company. He has taken a personal interest in the recycling aspects of the company, but also used his knowledge of local resource law to push along the construction of the company’s biggest project, the fusion power plant. With the plant’s completion, he spent the next year improving recycling services, but lacks the funding necessary to expand the program further, though his backers in the Iron Dingoes have hinted at spreading this service to the * Duchy of Tharn.