The new cogeneration facility, which burns both natural gas and #2 fuel oil, will supply the hospital with energy for heating and cooling and will supplement the electrical power needs of the facility.
Scope of Work
Cianbro designed, procured, and constructed a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation system, complete with all necessary equipment, facilities and operation instruction for Eastern Maine Medical Center.
- Assisted client with application to the Department of Energy resulting in a $3 Million award to EMMC
- Managed the design for all aspects of the project
- Procured all major pieces of equipment for EMMC
- Performed site work
- Constructed a 92-foot x 36-foot concrete and structural steel building to house the turbine generator and heat recovery steam generator, including insulation, siding, and roof
- Placed a concrete foundation and steel support structure for the two cell cooling tower
- Drove 1,500 linear feet of sheet pile to shore up the sloping terrain
- Installed a 4.6-megawatt turbine generator, a 24,000 pound per hour heat recovery steam generator, a 500-ton chiller, and a two-cell cooling tower
- Installed a turbine exhaust gas diverter skid
- Installed a 95-foot tall steel stack
- Installed the air compressor, receiver and dryer systems
- Installed all emergency power equipment and alternate power feeds
- Relocated a low-pressure natural gas metering station
- Relocated the emergency generator diesel fuel storage tank
- Performed all electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation fit-outs for all equipment
- Coordinated all startup and testing operations
Lean, Innovative, and Unique Project Solutions
Cianbro constructed this entire project within a confined worksite, on the side of a hill, while maintaining clear emergency lanes around the hospital for emergency personnel.