Unit 1 Baffle Upgrades
Industry: Power Generation
The Renaissance Power Plant required engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to replace the Unit 1 turbine exhaust baffles. Over time, the internal fill materials degraded and the structural supports had cracked. Renaissance operates four simple-cycle natural gas Westinghouse W501D combustion turbines, generating 732 megawatts of electricity.
Serving as the prime EPC contractor, CCI was responsible for the conceptual engineering, final engineering, detailing & fabrication, removal and installation of a complete baffle system. In addition, CCI managed three subcontractors performing scaffolding, insulation and painting.
The outage team completed the overhaul within the planned schedule with zero near misses, incident or accidents. In addition, the overall far-field, A-weighted performance levels had improved by 4.0-5.0 dBA. This resulted in greater efficiency and lower noise levels for the nearby residential area.