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Operating Asset Services

Modifications & Upgrades

Let Black & Veatch help you get more out of your assets.

Modifications & Upgrades


Mods & Upgrades Projects


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For those looking to ensure the safety, cost-efficiency and compliance of their power-generating assets, Black & Veatch’s full set of in-house capabilities makes us a one-stop shop for modifications and upgrades, regardless of project size.

Construction, Sourcing & Operating

We won’t design something you can’t build, buy, operate, or maintain. You can count on cost, schedule and performance certainty.

Global and Vendor-Agnostic Service Provider

You get the best (not just the most common) solution.

Flexible Offerings

You can choose a bankable solution that works for you, no matter the need.

Our Services

Existing units are being called on to operate with increased flexibility. This will affect reliability, increase O&M expenses, and reduce unit life. Black & Veatch can help minimize the impacts.

  • Optimize O&M Practices
  • Develop plant modifications to improve efficiency, mitigate impacts to reliability and increase dispatchability through improved ramp rates and lower turndown.
  • Optimize system controls for new operating scenarios
  • Provide NERC Reliability Standard compliance

We provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services to ensure our clients get the most from their investments, well into the future.

  • Benchmarking O&M/Capital Costs
  • Outage Management
  • Condition and Life Assessment
  • Updating Maintenance Plans and Procedures
  • Operator Training
  • Spares Optimization

Process improvements span the plant life cycle. Our in-house expertise ensures all plant needs will be addressed quickly with high quality solutions.

  • High Energy Piping
  • Balance of Plant System Modifications
  • Auxiliary Electric System
  • Environmental Retrofit
  • Equipment Cooling
  • Heat Rejection Systems
  • CT Upgrades
  • Steam Generator and Turbine Upgrades
  • Feedwater and Steam System Upgrades
  • Water Management
  • NERC Compliance
  • HVAC Systems
  • Fuel Supply and Handling Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Structural Modifications

Decommissioning and Demolition affects nearly all groups within an organization. Black & Veatch supports and guides clients through the complex process using proven techniques. 

  • Cost Estimating
  • Owner’s Engineer
  • Decommissioning plans
  • Unit separation engineering
  • Program Management
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