LCEC Power Generation Plant

General Contractor: LCEC Generation LLC
Architect: Burns & McDonnell
Pre-Engineered Metal Building: Varco Pruden Buildings
Supply and Erection: Lefever Building Systems
Project Duration: 95 days (June-October 2011)
Total Cost: Approximately $3 million

Project Awarded “Top Plant Award” by Power Generation Magazine

Project Overview: A 100% design project to construct a peaking power generation plant. New facility hosts five natural gas generator engines for peak power supply under a roofline of 76′ x 258′ x 29′-9″ eave height with a 1.5:12 roof slope. The engine hall area boasts a 2 ton bridge crane along with cooling ability that would outmatch a jet engine. Office area contains a full computer controlled system for simple automated operation and an additional 2,000 square feet for plant administration.

Key Project Features: An exceptionally complex project with numerous wall penetrations, air flow & filter requirements as well as roof top units for air flow handling. The engine hall wall liner is full height with 40% perforated wall liner panels. The SSR roof is 22 gauge and the Large CRV roof vent is 22′-9″ x 112′ long with a 12′-0″ wide throat. This project featured Cool Sierra Tan, R-Panel for exterior wall covering. The Standing Seam Roof System, along with the 90 mph wind design criteria, provides the durability and weather tightness required for the harsh environment.