Fortune 500 Power Company
Coal Ash Conversion and Handling Facility
Our team collaborated with this client’s process equipment supplier and construction contractor to engineer infrastructure and systems for a wet-to-dry fly ash conversion and ash handling facility at a coal-fired power plant. Salas O’Brien worked with the owner from early conceptual development through startup, commissioning, and system acceptance.
This Fortune 500 Power Company provides power generation, transmission, and distribution for more than five million customers across the nation. Their aim is to support businesses, commerce, and communities through reliable service and solutions.
This major utility client needed a trustworthy partner that could provide engineering services to support the construction of a new fly ash conversion and handling facility adjacent to their existing power plant. The project required the creation of a full 3D model, civil and structural engineering for the new facility, MEP engineering for a facility support building, and electrical power supply engineering. The compact footprint of the power plant and the regulatory requirements involved made this project a challenging one, but our engineers were up to the task.
Our work on this project began with a laser scan of the existing facility and generation of a 3D model using point cloud output. With the help of cutting-edge project review cloud software, our team was able to use this model to integrate specifications from project contributors, to deliver live updates for review in weekly progress meetings, and to facilitate coordination among project consultants. Our work included designs for civil site work, shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, pipe bridges, silo storage, instrument air and service water systems, and electrical power supply. Our team also provided design (including MEP) for a building to house balance of plant (BOP) equipment, and we supported permitting and approvals coordination with local, state, and regulatory agencies.
Salas O’Brien’s engineering designs and coordination empowered this project’s planning and implementation, and thanks to our support, the finished facility is operating safely and efficiently.