Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Scope of Work
Cianbro constructed a 540 MW, gas-fired, combined cycle power plant. 

Project Details
  • Installed two 7 FA gas turbines—weighing 370,000 lbs / each and two generators weighing 540,000 lbs /each 
  • Constructed and installed two HRSG boilers to provide steam to a single steam-turbine generator set 
  • Assembled and installed condenser, steam turbine generator, and balance of plant equipment 
  • Self-performed all mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and piping—including 1.2 million lf of cable with 30,000 terminations and 1,200 lf of 84 inch piping
  • Performed extensive site work and erected the complete structural package for a 240 foot x 350 foot plant on a “greenfield” site
  • Drove 1,700 H-pile (12 inch and 8 inch) totaling 62,000 lf
  • Placed over 24,000 cy of concrete foundations for both the building and equipment
  • Erected 2,700 tons of structural steel
  • Installed acoustical wall paneling and roof decking, metal siding, and membrane roofing material
  • Completed the project with a multi-skilled workforce peaking at 400 team members
“I witnessed early on the attitude of the workers and their attention to detail.  Cianbro uses a real team approach.”
Bill Vogel, Plant Manager Westbrook Energy Center Calpine Corporation

Unique Challenge

The Cianbro team solved several heavy rigging challenges. Cianbro lifted and placed 185 ton gas turbines with a special gantry crane, rolled a 475,000-pound condenser into place after assembly, and made several three crane picks to upright and set the 375,000-lb HRSG tube modules.

Project Information

Westbrook LLC, Calpine Corporation

Joint Venture Partner:
Metric Constructors

Type of Project:
Power & Energy

Construction Schedule:
Completed February 2001

Westbrook, ME
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