Cianbro to Install SCR System at Holyoke Power Plant

Wed September 07, 2005 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Cianbro Corporation was recently awarded a contract to install a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system from Holyoke Water Power Company, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU), for its coal-fired Mt. Tom Station in Holyoke, MA.

The ceremonial groundbreaking event included Linc Dennison Sr., Cianbro vice president and Regional general manager; John Murray, Mt. Tom Station manager; Larry DeSimone, NU Enterprises Inc. president; William Quinlan, Select Energy acting COO; Jim Dougherty, Babcock Power Environmental president; and Dennis Brown, Northeast Generation Services director of Asset Operations.

Cianbro Fabrication & Coatings Corporation also was awarded a contract to fabricate the project’s structural steel from a subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc. (BPI), based in Danvers, MA, who has the contract to design and supply the SCR system for Mt. Tom.

Working within the operating facility, Cianbro will install the SCR system within a 150- by 200-ft., tight work area.

The construction scope of work includes:

• excavation and placement of new concrete spread footings for a six-column, 70-ft. tall support structure;

• structural steel erection;

• SCR component ductwork installation;

• construction of an aqueous ammonia tank loading and storage facility;

• installation of piping and electrical runs; and,

• tie-in to the plant.

Cianbro’s power industry experience encompasses the safe construction of a wide variety of public and private industrial and utility energy projects.

“Cianbro is excited to be both constructor and a fabricator for this project. Working with Babcock Power, we look forward to building this state-of-the-art, environmental-controls system for Northeast Utilities, and supporting their efforts to best serve their customers and the New England area,” said Dennison.

Northeast Utilities is a diversified energy company located in Connecticut with operations throughout the Northeast. The NU family of companies provides a full range of energy products and services to millions of residential and business customers from Maine to Virginia.

The Mt. Tom Power Plant is managed and operated by subsidiary Northeast Generations Services Company.

BPI, through its subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology, equipment, and services to the power generation industry. BPI designs, manufactures and services heat recovery steam generators through its Vogt Power International subsidiary located in Louisville, KY.

The company provides heat exchangers and aftermarket services, including moisture separator reheaters, steam surface condensers and feedwater heaters, for fossil-fired and nuclear plants through its Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. subsidiary located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

It also provides complete environmental control solutions (including scrubbers, SCRs and mercury removal systems), new steam generators and a complete set of aftermarket products and services, including construction, to the electric utility and waste-to-energy industries for any OEM’s boiler through its various subsidiaries located in Worcester, MA.