Construction Progress Update - November 2012
Construction work began in May 2012 following road improvement measures at the A17 junction at Kirkby-La-Thorpe as well as an access point to the site from Boston Road.
An Engineering Procurement and Construction contract (EPC) has been let to the Danish Consortium of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor a/s (BWSC) and Burmeister & Wain Energy a/s (BWE). Further contracts have been let for A17 Improvement Works (Ringway Industrial Services Ltd), Grid Connection (WPD), Utility connections and District Heating works.
The Danish Consortium sub-contracted the civil engineering and building construction works to North Midland Construction Ltd (NMC).
During the first two weeks of May work began on the installation of the site's surface water drainage and fire main underground services. Following on from these immediate works, construction of the building substructure commenced with the two straw barns.
By the beginning of June work was well underway on the substructures of all of the main structures and works continue as scheduled.
Current progress on the major structures is as follows:
~ Substructure and floor slabs complete
~ Structural steelwork to Straw Barn One complete
~ Cladding of Straw Barn One nearing completion
~ Substructure of Straw Barn Two is being used as a preparation area for Boiler pre-assembly
~ Boiler foundation complete
~ Steel frame erection to building envelope completed to three sides, south side left open to facilitate boiler assembly
~ Stoker ducts and straw feeders installed
~ Air preheater assembly commenced
~ Pre-assembly of boiler parts commenced with welding of membrane wall sections
Turbine Hall, office building and Air Cooled Condenser
~ Substructure works completed.
~ Steel frame erection completed
~ Roof cladding nearing completion
~ Overhead crane installed but not yet commissioned
~ Internal blockwork walls nearing completion
~ ACC foundations complete
~ ACC support structure delivery commenced.
Woodchip storage building
~ Substructure complete
~ Steel frame erected
~ Roof and wall cladding commenced.
~ Reinforced concrete structure to woodchip storage area commenced
Grid Connection and other Utilities
~ 132kV Switching Station building and civil works complete
~ 132kV compound support structures installed
~ Support tower erection at point of connection underway
~ Cable ducting from point of connection to Switching Station complete.
~ Water connection complete
~ Telecomm connection complete
~ 11kV electrical connection complete
~ Site drainage infrastructure installed
~ Flue gas treatment area foundation nearing completion
~ Transformer foundation work underway
During November and December it is forecast that cladding to Straw Barn One, the three sides of the boiler building, the turbine hall and wood chip storage building will all be completed. M&E fit-out will commence in the turbine hall and the wood chip storage building. The stack will be delivered and erected in early November and assembly of the main parts of the boiler will be undertaken culminating in the positioning of the steam drum in late December.