Client
Georgia Power Company
Location
Carrollton, GA, U.S.

Plant Wansley Electric Generating Station

In 2016, Fluor was granted full notice to proceed on Dominion's combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station, which will be the largest and most efficient natural gas-fueled power station in Virginia. This project follows the successful completion of Dominion's Bear Garden and Brunswick power stations in the state.



Client's Challenge

Dominion is building the 1,588-megawatt Greensville County Power Station, which will produce enough electricity to power 400,000 homes in Virginia at peak demand. The new power station is located on a 1,143-acre site on the Greensville and Brunswick County line in southern Virginia.

This new approach to clean energy also serves as a cost-effective and reliable step toward achieving the federal clean-air standards.

The power station will be a major boost for the region's economy. In its first year of operation, it is expected to provide up to $8 million in property taxes for Greensville County. Post-construction economic benefits are projected to amount to about $36 million annually, and about 166 jobs will be supported, with roughly half of these in Greensville County.Over its expected 36-year life, the station will save Dominion Virginia Power customers about $2 billion as a result of the company not having to purchase power from market sources.

Image: Courtesy of Dominion Virginia Power (Dominion)


Fluor's Solution

Fluor provided mechanical boiler and turbine inspections and repairs, along with performing repairs and replacements on air preheaters, fans, pumps and other plant equipment during outages. Between outages, Fluor was responsible for coal handling system maintenance and other miscellaneous maintenance and capital projects. Capital work performed included low NOx overfire air ductwork and burner modifications, precipitator SO3 injection system, feedwater heater replacements, boiler tube/element replacements and air preheater basket replacements.

Fluor provided an average of 22 base crew staff personnel between outages and 300 to 380 total personnel during outages under an open-shop labor posture totaling more than 220,000 craft manhours. This work evolved from the original construction and construction management of the plant.


Conclusion

​Unit 1 began commercial operation in December 1976.

Unit 2 became operational in April 1978.​