AMEC provides engineering and detailed design for Calgary Energy Centre
|Client:||Calpine Canada Power |
|Scope:||Engineering and detailed design|
The Calgary Energy Centre was Calpine's first investment in a power production facility outside the US. The power plant is a 250MW natural gas fuelled, combined cycle facility in an area where coal-fired plants dominate the generation mix.
Calpine partnered with AMEC's Calgary office to design the plant – a one-by-one facility, with one combustion turbine, one heat-recovery steam generator, and one steam turbine rated at 125MW. The plant has a nominal capacity of 250MW in baseload mode but can deliver an additional 50MW when operated in peaking mode using automated duct firing and steam injection.
AMEC provided engineering of all major foundation outside of power block; the interior architectural design of administrative building, warehouse, water treatment plant, chemical laboratory and electrical room. The team was also responsible for detailed design of the water treatment plant and the demineralised tank. Overall plot plan, rough grading, finish grading, main fire loop and wastewater disposal pipeline and connection to City of Calgary services.
AMEC also provided an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and all other environmental permitting documents submitted to Alberta Environment, the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, utilities branch and the City of Calgary. The EIA involved documentation of environmental baseline conditions, description of potential impacts, development of mitigative measures and public consultation. AMEC assisted in the procurement of the development permit and preparation of the interconnection plan.