× Contributing to Sustainability Black & Veatch provided conceptual design, design engineering, procurement support, construction management and startup/commissioning services for the conversion that adds approximately 450 megawatts (MW) of more cost-effective generating capacity while increasing the efficiency of the existing units by 37 percent. Reclaimed water from a nearby municipal water treatment plant also is treated and used to provide the needed water for the power plant, contributing to its sustainability goals. The combined cycle project involves adding heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) on each combustion turbine to capture the waste heat and convert it to steam, which powers a new steam turbine generator and adds to the features of the plant. The combined cycle power plant was also designed for the future integration of heat input from solar collectors to support renewable energy integration. “Black & Veatch has been a partner on this project from the very beginning, working with us through the regulatory and permitting processes along with the conceptual design and estimating. They really helped us achieve our vision.” Kris Stryker, Senior Project Manager, Tampa Electric The technology applied to the units improved air quality by reducing nitrogen oxide emissions more than 75 percent per MWh generated. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights Commercial, industrial manufacturers press for sustainability, rethink energy options The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity. Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space After a significant focus on investments in labor productivity, forward-looking data from the 2019 Strategic Directions: Commercial & Industrial Report reflects a projected shift in sustainability investments towards IT, data and communications infrastructure. Let’s Embrace Distributed Infrastructure to Decrease Power Outages For outages caused by a loss of power, data center operators now have an opportunity to reverse the trend, and more importantly associated declines in revenue and brand power. The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity A structured path to a paradigm shift in stormwater management can be developed by integrating an alternative program planning and execution framework, and by enhancing financial resilience through effective funding mechanisms. 5 Investments Utilities Can Make to Remain Happily Married to Ratepayers For those that want to keep their ratepayer relationships intact, it’s time for utilities to offer their customers not only what they need now, but what they will certainly be clamoring for in the future: cheaper, cleaner energy. Related Project Stories DIY Approach Makes Water Treatment Safer for Hong Kong Citizens The Hong Kong Water Supplies Department is bringing more clean drinking water to its citizens in much safer ways. Ultimately, the department set out to double the Tai Po Water Treatment Works’ production. Achieving that goal was an amazing feat in itself, but the department saw beyond the infrastructure to boldly address the equally complex challenge of safe and sustainable treatment. Lifting the Burdens of Capital Improvement Programs For more than 20 years, Black & Veatch worked with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission to upgrade its wastewater treatment system on a project-by-project basis. There were many short-term wins, but resilience dated master plan made the long-term a bit less clear. The real win, and biggest cost savings, required a different approach. Black & Veatch, Coalition Donate Electric Resiliency to Hurricane-Affected Puerto Rico School, Saving it in the Process A coalition led by Black & Veatch donated tens of thousands of dollars in technology along with the manpower to provide a new, solar-driven power source for the SU Manuel Ortiz in Yabucoa, ground zero of Hurricane Maria. Shell Microgrid Doubles as Research Lab for Testing New Energy Solutions Black & Veatch designed, procured and constructed a microgrid for Shell, which is using it to generate power while it also serves as a working test lab to explore advancements in renewable energy. Client Removes Transmission Lines with Minimal Disruption to Auto, Train Traffic Below The United Illuminating Company needed to replace existing transmission line conductors located on 100-year-old lattice towers built on a historic railroad bridge, hiring Black & Veatch as the EPC contractor.