Rodemacher Unit 3

Rodemacher Unit 3

Location: Pineville, La.

Client: Cleco Power

Completion Date: 2009

Burns & McDonnell provided owner’s engineer services for Cleco Power's Rodemacher Unit 3, a single steam turbine and two circulating fluidized bed (CFB) scrubbers. When placed in service, the CFBs were two of the largest units in the world.

Burns & McDonnell assisted Cleco during the design phase by reviewing the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor’s documents, including drawings, procurement and construction packages, project schedule, and progress reports, to determine compliance with the EPC contract requirements. Burns & McDonnell also provided resident services during the construction and startup phases.

  • Owner’s engineer
  • Engineer-procure-construct (EPC) bidder evaluation and negotiations
  • Review of EPC design documents and vendor drawings for conformance with contract
  • Project management services (contract amendments, change order evaluation, dispute consulting)

Rodemacher Unit 3 is a 600-MW plant in central Louisiana. The primary fuel is petroleum coke. Natural gas was used for startup. The plant uses a polishing SO2 removal system consisting of reinjecting humidified ash into the flue gas for additional SO2 removal and better limestone reagent utilization.

The project was being performed on a turnkey engineer-procure-construct (EPC) basis. The Shaw Group Inc. is the EPC contractor.

  • Fuel is petroleum coke
  • Two 330-MW (nominal) CFB boilers
  • One  600-MW steam turbine
  • CFB polishing scrubber