Energy Optimization / Combined Heat & Power Renewable Project

Marquette, MI

Industry: General Industrial

Project Scope

As part of a campus energy optimization project, the University decided to install a new biomass fueled cogeneration combined heat and power (CHP) plant as an addition to the existing plant that will provide guaranteed cost savings. The new plant addition utilizes a solid fuel stoker boiler rate at 40,000 pounds per hour, capable of burning wood chips with natural gas as a back-up fuel. The new plant is capable of meeting 87% of thermal needs on campus.

CR Meyer was selected as the mechanical contractor to install the boiler and the auxiliary equipment. The project included installation of the following: Reciprocating Grate Combustion Assembly, Biomass Package Boiler, Preheater, Fly Ash Collector, Economizer, Electrostatic Precipitator, Stack, ID Fan, and Boiler Breeching.

Project Stats

  • Duration: 6 Months
The quality of work and management helped these start-ups set a new benchmark for the machines. CR Meyer demonstrated their ability to be the general contractor of major installations by quickly resolving any subcontractor trades or billing issues and coordinating multiple disciplines in a limited work space.
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