Medicine Hat - Some BIG deliveries were made over the holidays, as construction continues on the City’s new Electric Generation Facility in the Box Springs area.
Crews worked hard to make sure they were ready for delivery of the turbine housing, fans and other components of the LM6000 Unit. A shipment of 35 truckloads arrived in Medicine Hat from Houston Texas at the end of December.
A January Quarterly Update, time lapse video and photo gallery of the ongoing work are posted on the City’s website or click here to open the PDF directly.
For the next 3 months, crews will be assembling the LM6000 package, erecting the process building, completing the structural steel and assembling the substation. The next Quarterly Update will be posted in April, and anticipated completion of the new facility is later this year.
The Official Sod-turning for the new facility took place on June 6, 2016. Once completed, this Unit will ensure enough generation for the entire service area, even if the City’s largest generating unit goes offline. The location away from the power plant ensures security of City’s electrical supply.
This is the third GE LM-6000 unit purchased by the City of Medicine Hat since 2001. These units have been reliable and are cornerstone assets for the City’s Electrical Generation supply.
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For more information:
Brian Strandlund, Power Plant Manager, Electric Generation
or, Kenneth MacKenzie, Engineering Manager, Electric Utility
City of Medicine Hat