Emissions Control Project – Waste-to-Energy Plant

Location: Millbury, Massachusetts
Date Completed: 2009

Project Scope
Venture Engineering & Construction was contracted to provide project development services including scoping and estimating through installation engineering.

The facility burns municipal waste in two 750 ton per day refuse boilers and generates 40 MW of electrical power.

To improve air quality, the existing electrostatic precipitators were replaced. The project included the installation of two fabric filters and ash handling conveyors. The ID Fans were also modified to accommodate higher static pressure required for the new equipment and ductwork. New stack opacity equipment was also installed. The new equipment was installed in parallel with the old equipment. Changover was accomplished during two 8-day outages.

Scope included equipment specifications and installation engineering (electrical, control systems, mechanical, piping, structural, and civil), construction bid packages and bid analysis. Changes were required to the plant DCS control system. Prior to and during planned outages, Venture Engineering provided on-site engineering support and assisted with the start-up of the new equipment.

The project was completed on time and under budget with no unscheduled interruption of
the plant operation.