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Environmental baghouse installation completed one year ahead of schedule

The Reid Gardner generating station is a coal-fuelled, steam-electric generating plant with four operating units. We were awarded the EPC contract to replace the existing mechanical separators and positive pressure fly ash conveying systems on three coal fired generating units (units one, two and three). Each nominally rated at 120 MW, with three new pulse-jet baghouses and vacuum fly-ash conveying systems.

The new fly ash conveying systems will transfer ash from the baghouses to the existing, common fly ash silo. The scope of work for AMEC included all balance of plant work, fly ash handling system, flue gas ducting, new modular rooms and modifications.

We completed the project on an aggressive seventeen-month schedule, which included three major shutdowns, one full year ahead of schedule. The generating station’s high efficiency scrubbing systems allows it to consistently rank among the top ten plants nationwide for its low sulphur emission rate. The new baghouses allow Reid Gardner to capture 99.9 percent of particulate emissions.

Location:Moapa, Nevada, US
Client:NV Energy
Scope:Engineering, procurement, construction (EPC)
Date:2009