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Pennsylvania State University, Combined Heat and Power Expansion

Project Description

Installation of a combined heat and power unit at Penn State University’s West Campus Power Plant. Major equipment procurement, installation and commissioning of a 6.5MW gas fired combustion turbine, 2.7MW steam turbine generator and a 92.5 PPH Heat Recovery Steam Generator took place while the plant was operating 24/7. Work included adding new sections of 12kV switchgear, replacement of all existing 12kV and 4kV relays and controls, and installation of a new Generator Control System to allow Blackstart and Island Mode capabilities for maintaining campus utility upon loss of utility power. In addition to the extensive electrical, mechanical, and structural upgrades, the project also included demolition of a 1950’s boiler along with all coal handing equipment that required extensive lead paint removal and asbestos abatement. Over one million pounds of material was removed over a one-year demolition period with no lost time or unplanned outages. In addition, McGough was successful in managing the budget by utilizing project savings to provide funding for a complete re-roof and stone parapet cap replacement at the existing facility.

Architect: KFI Engineers

Location: State College, PA 

Completion: 2021

Power + Infrastructure

Since our founding in 1956, McGough has collaborated with a wide range of Power and Infrastructure clients. We continuously innovate our project approaches resulting in superior outcomes and exceptional experiences for our clients.

To learn more about McGough's Power and Infrastructure expertise, contact one of our team members to the right.

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Tim Eickman

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