CG&E EcoPower Co-Generation Project
The CG&E EcoPower Project was built to meet the power requirements of the city of Grande Prairie. To Satisfy this need required approximately 20,000 Mwh per year, with the option to acquire more energy to meet any additional requirements cause by growth.
JV Driver was responsible for the entire scope of construction surrounding and involving the 25MW Turbine, Hog Fuel Handling Facility, and Fuel Storage Facility. This involved the installation of the 25 MW Turbine, 2 Combustors, 2 Boilers, and Economizer, an Air Cooled Condenser, and all supplementary equipment. The construction involved self-performing all civil, mechanical, structural, and electrical work, with the instrumentation subcontracted, but managed by JV Driver. The breadth of this scope included all large and small bore piping, including P11 and P91 chrome-moly.
JV Driver utilized constructability reviews during the engineering phase to identify and implement multiple cost effective solutions, reducing costs and shortening the project schedule. These innovations included redesigning the Hog Fuel Truck Dump to utilize precast concrete, reducing costs and eliminating approximately 4 weeks from the project schedule. Construction was carried out within 2 years with no Lost Time Accidents.