Meldahl
  • Client: American Electric Power
  • Contractor: Bowen Engineering
  • Location: Cheshire, OH, USA
  • Project Size: 1,086.3megawatts
  • Markets Served: Energy, Civil
  • Architect/Engineer: Black & Veatch

Bowen Consulting Group provided critical lift assistance and support for the AEP, Kyger Creek Ductwork project began in the Summer of 2011 and was completed by March 2012. This project allowed AEP to implement their new FGD system at the 5-unit facility. The scope included the removal of existing ductwork, installation of new structural steel supports, new ductwork, expansion joints, and associated dampers. Bowen successfully completed the work on three of the units in October 2011. By incorporating creative, pre-outage work plans, Bowen was able to cut several days from the 5-week fall outage.

Bowen Engineering collaborative approach included Bowen Consulting Groups rigging specialists, design engineers, plant personnel, safety experts, and equipment vendors. Throughout the planning and execution of the work, we consistently provided AEP accurate updates on our progress and remained steadfast to our commitment to do what we say we will do. At completion of the project, AEP was thrilled with our performance.

 

Highlights of the project include:

  • 964 tons of ductwork
  • 21 sections of ductwork
  • 84 tons of structural support steel
  • 680 tons of demolition
  • 2-each 5 week outages
  • 85,000 total manhours