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LOCATION: Montclair, NJ

DESIGN START/COMPLETION: Spring 2011 – Spring 2012

SIZE & TECHNOLOGY: 54 MW Electric 52,000 lb/hr steam, 43,000 tons chilling / 1-Solar Taurus 60 / 1-Rentech HRSG / 1-York Model YK Electrically driven Centrifugal Chiller / 1-York Model YST Steam-driven Centrifugal Chiller

SCHEDULE: In-Service 2013

FIRM ROLE: Engineer of Record

The Montclair State University combined heating, cooling and power plant (CHCP) became fully operational in September 2013. The goal of the project was to provide the expanding 250-acre campus with efficient and environmentally friendly energy to meet its growing needs.

The state-of-the-art facility was designed to provide 100,000 pounds/hr of 125 psig steam, 4300 tons of 42 °F chilled water and 5.4 MW of electrical power to the campus’ academic, administration and residential buildings. The project also included new steam and condensate distribution piping and chilled water supply and return distribution piping to the campus buildings.

Waldron’s scope of work included full mechanical, electrical, instrumentation controls, civil, structural and architectural design and engineering services. Waldron worked closely with the project developer, DCO Energy and the University to ensure that all project programming goals were met.

The specified and installed equipment is highlighted by a dual fuel, 5.4 MW (nominal) Solar Taurus 60 gas turbine-generator and a 52,000 pound/hr Rentech heat recovery steam generator which includes a natural gas-fired duct burner. Other major equipment included, two packaged auxiliary boilers, one steam turbine-driven centrifugal chiller, one electric-driven centrifugal chiller, cooling towers and medium and low voltage electrical switchgear.

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