Major Construction Completed For New Blackstart Backup Power System At Michigan Power Plant

Brighton, MI (November 1, 2023) – CCI Industrial Constructors, a Brighton-based self-performing industrial general contractor, announced today that the company has completed substantial construction for a new onsite backup power system.

In order to maintain continuity of power operations, the power plant invested in the construction of a stand-by (Blackstart) power system for the four main Westinghouse W501D combustion turbines. The purpose of the system is to provide backup power in the event of a power outage. 

“All of our subcontractors and self-perform crafts have done a tremendous job maintaining the schedule requirements and leading with safety on every task” said Matt LeBlanc, Project Engineer. “Our team has performed several projects at this power plant over the years. We’re honored that our client trusts us to perform this critical project and look forward to continuing our relationship on future projects.”

The scope of work included site excavation, underground utilities, new foundations, utility racks, above ground electrical, equipment setting of four 1250KW diesel generators and start-up/commissioning. In addition to the project demands, our client contacted our team for additional civil / concrete work required for a separate project. A new Main Unit Transformer (MUT) was scheduled to arrive onsite ahead of schedule, requiring our team to expedite the construction of a foundation and containment pad. Our team was able to adapt and deliver the new foundation on time for the setting of the transformer.   

About CCI Industrial Constructors

CCI Industrial Constructors is a self-performing industrial general contractor providing civil, structural and mechanical construction and maintenance services. With an integrated construction and maintenance team, we offer heavy industrial services including, industrial construction, civil/concrete, machinery installation, heavy rigging, structural steel services, material handling, specialty welding, industrial maintenance, and shutdowns & outages. Founded in 1997, CCI Industrial Constructors is 100% family-owned and a certified minority-owned (MBE) business. Learn how we can help construct your next project.