The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project will make the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) the first in North America to use biogas from an AWTP facility. The design-build portion of the CHP project is for $81 million and, upon completion; it will produce at least 14 MW of electric power that will supply the Blue Plains facility with nearly 30 percent of the AWTP’s average power demand. This is equal to the electricity required to power more than 8,000 homes.
The plant will also include three Solar Mercury 50 low nitrogen oxide gas turbines, digester gas cleaning and compression equipment, heat recovery steam generators, duct burners, a backup boiler, and electrical equipment needed to operate in parallel with the utility grid and ancillary systems.
DMY is currently working on this project providing special inspection and construction materials testing services which include field and laboratory testing for soil and aggregate, concrete and grout sampling and testing, and inspection of the installation of auger-cast-piles. Structural steel inspection is also a major part of special inspection services.
Project Location – Washington, DC
Project Owner – DC Water
Project Client – PEPCO
Project Completion – 2013