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EMMC Utility Cogeneration

Location:
Bangor, ME
Completed:
2006

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.

Project Details

  • 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 ft x 36 ft 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 lf of sheet pile to shore up the sloping terrain
  • Installed a 4.6MW turbine generator, a 24,000 lb/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 ft 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.