Project Location: Bayport, MN Office
Owner: Xcel Energy
Contractor: Xcel Energy Services, Inc.
Xcel Energy's $1 billion voluntary Minnesota Metro Emissions Reduction Project (MERP) involved a package of projects to significantly reduce air emissions from three Twin Cities-are power plants while increasing electricity output by approximately 300-MW. APi participated in the King Plant MERP project as a local contractor by removing approximately 74,000 SF of insulation and lagging for the rehabilitation of the existing 550-MW Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) coal-fired boiler and steam turbine. In addition to the upgrade work, APi installed more than 600,000 SF of insulation and lagging on new pollution control equipment including:
Finally, APi reinsulated the upgraded B&W boiler and a new 600-MW Alstom steam turbine-generator in addition to 23,000 LF of boiler piping.