One of the largest networks of landfills in the U.S. sought continued improvement to the profitability of its landfills, while concurrently decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Converting this landfill to an energy-generating system helped achieve that goal. Gas treatment included a 10,000-gallon knockout to remove condensate, a load-out station for emptying the knockout tank, compressors, aftercoolers, radiators, and silencers. The plant is equipped with three 20-cylinder, 2,233-HP engines. Electrical work included installation of 3.5 miles of high-voltage lines, work at three substations, and laying of fiber optic, water, and force main to connect to the SVC building. New switchgear and master control center tie all the equipment together.
Our team provided experienced constructors who addressed unexpected site conditions to maintain project schedule, including an underground drain tile system. This landfill gas-to-energy system treats methane emitted from decomposing organics in the landfill and generates 4.8MW of electricity, an amount capable of powering over 4,000 homes.