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University of Minnesota, Main Energy Plant – Chilled Water Plant


Project Description

Presently under construction, this project will include two field erected 3,000T nominal steam driven chillers, a field erected cast-in-place two-cell cooling tower and integration with campus chilled water system. Working in an active operational combined heat and power plant, the project will tie-in to existing CHP waste heat which will provide high-pressure steam to drive the chillers ultimately diversifying the chilled water generation equipment for the campus. The project will transform the Main Energy Plant (MEP) into a Combined Cooling, Heat and Power (CCHP) plant.  Built alongside the Mississippi bluff’s the project required drilled piers, micropiles and temporary earth retention systems (TERS) to allow for installation of the new substructure and structure within the existing Main Energy Plant. 

Architect: KFI Engineers

Location: Minneapolis, MN 

Completion: Under Construction

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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.

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Tim Eickman

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