MC Industrial Performing Plant Upgrades for NRG's Largest Power Plant in Illinois
ST. LOUIS, MO MC Industrial, Inc. has been selected by NRG, a Fortune 250 utility leader, for environmental upgrades at the Powerton Generating Station in Pekin, Illinois, a 1536-megawatt plant with the capacity to power more than 1.2 million homes. The plant upgrades are a part of NRG's investment to modernize its Illinois coal fleet and dramatically reduce emissions. These projects also assure compliance with the Combined Pollutant Standard (CPS) rules developed by the Illinois EPA and approved by the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
Construction activities began for the first upgrade with MC Industrial self-performing an Air Quality Control System (AQCS) installation project. The scope of work includes installation of two new Trona Dry Sorbent Injection units, PDC building foundations, and associated balance of plant equipment and structures.
Along with the AQCS retrofit, the second upgrade involves an Ash Handling and Precipitator Installation project. With the goal of meeting an aggressive outage window, MC Industrial is performing a prefabricated modules ground strategy utilizing a 2,500-ton crane to support the installation. This approach allows the modules to be installed safer and faster, minimizing the overall project risk and achieving a shorter outage by two weeks of the original projected goal.
MC Industrial is leading the project site with local union trade and equipment manufacturers to complete the ACQS retrofit. These two projects add to MC Industrial's established rÃ©sumÃ© of environmental upgrade projects in the power market sector.
"We are very attuned to the emission requirements that are placed upon the power market today," said Chad Cotter, Vice President Operations of MC Industrial. "Our priority is to continue to be a trusted partner to our power clients and always deliver a best-value approach to their compliance-driven projects."