DESIGN START/COMPLETION: Spring 2006 – Summer 2007
SIZE & TECHNOLOGY: 5.0 MW Electric, 150,000 lb/hr steam fired boiler / backpressure steam turbine
IN-SERVICE: Fall 2008
FIRM ROLE: EPC – Engineering, Procurement Support, Construct, Commissioning
In 2003, Harvard purchased the Blackstone Station from NSTAR to insure a secure source of steam to serve the future campus expansion. Waldron was retained to provide technical due diligence for the purchase. Waldron was challenged by Harvard to develop a plan for Blackstone that would meet the Campus growth needs into 2020.
The first step in the plan was the installation of Boiler 13, underground fuel oil storage, a steam turbine generator and a complete upgrade to the electrical and mechanical systems. Waldron’s scope was to develop the construction plans and specifications, construction management of the project for Harvard, commission, and test the new equipment.