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