Central Utility & Co-Generation Plant

uc-coben-portfolioProject: Central Utility & Co-Generation Plant
Client: University of Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Completed: 2004

This project kicked off in 2000 with the preparation of a feasibility study on co-generation at the University of Cincinnati. The positive results of this study and other project developments on campus provided the justification to proceed with the design and construction/start up of a 49 MW co-generation plant and a new 18,000-ton chiller plant. The chiller plant came on line in the spring of 2003. The co-generation portion of the project was completed and commissioned in May of 2004. Power is distributed to East Campus, West Campus, and the Central Utility Plant through the 15 kV service switchgear located on the first floor of the Plant and the 15 kV distribution switchgear located on the mezzanine of the Central Utility Plant Addition. This switchgear also interconnects four Cinergy utility feeders with the University’s generating capacity to allow parallel and two-way power flow.

M-Engineering was the Prime Associate for this project, responsible for project planning, design and coordination with multiple consultants including design architect, project architect, landscape engineer, civil, environmental, and sound consultants along with various contractors to complete this project on time and within budget.

Project Type: Industrial
Cost: $60,000,000
Area/Size: N/A
Services Provided: Fire Protection, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Structural, Project Management, Construction Administration and Commissioning.