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Coal-fired power plants provide a stable supply of baseload electricity generation.


Utilities seek answers and direction based on fact and insight. Black & Veatch helps plan, build and operate new plants. We guide clients through decisions to refurbish, retrofit or retire a facility. We make an efficient and compliant operation possible through smooth project delivery.

New coal-fired plants and upgrades to aging facilities are using advanced technologies. When utilities deploy them, they can reduce environmental impacts. It also helps them operate more efficiently and improve financial performance. When companies select Black & Veatch, they get a responsive partner with global resources.

We help clients take advantage of new technologies for:

  • Pulverized coal, including ultra-supercritical and supercritical.
  • Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) plants.
  • Integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) facilities.
  • Air quality control retrofits.
  • Carbon capture systems.

Our full-service capabilities emphasize life-cycle performance. These services include planning and analysis, permitting, conceptual and front-end engineering design (FEED). We can act as owner’s engineer, or provide full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. We also provide plant operations monitoring support.

Existing coal-fired plants must match the performance of more modern power plants. Our proprietary ASSET360™ Monitoring & Diagnostics Center helps identify plant improvements. Extending the life of these plants may involve fuel switching, equipment replacements or air quality control retrofits.

Whether clients choose new-builds or upgrades, they benefit from our established construction expertise. We seamlessly execute complex projects on budget and on schedule.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.