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Cypress Creek Biomass Co-Firing

Location: Virginia

Client: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Completion Date: Unit 1: 2016; Unit 2: 2017

Burns & McDonnell provided development assistance, conceptual engineering, cost estimating and permitting for the installation of a biomass co-firing system to the Cypress Creek project in Virginia.

  • Technology assessments for system planning
  • Project development assistance
  • Site selection and acquisition assistance
  • Conceptual engineering
  • Planning, estimating and scheduling
  • Permitting
  • Project management

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative retained Burns and McDonnell to complete a project definition report for a biomass co-firing system at the Cypress Creek project. The project definition report includes key conceptual design documents such as site arrangements, performance estimates, material balances and cost estimates. Burns & McDonnell was also retained to provide siting assistance, permitting and technical engineering services for this base load facility in Virginia.

The Burns & McDonnell scope included these development activities:

  • Site identification, evaluation and selection
  • Site infrastructure development and engineering support
  • Conceptual design and scope definition, including development of performance estimates, capital cost estimates, operating and maintenance cost estimates, cash flow, and a project schedule
  • Evaluation of various plant configuration options including coal conversion technology, steam cycle conditions, emission control equipment, heat rejection equipment and biomass drying technologies
  • Application assistance for permits submitted to the Virginia Public Service Commission and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Biomass co-firing at a rate of 2 percent heat input to each boiler
  • Separate biomass material handling and co-firing injection system