Salt City Energy Venture Limited Partnership
Solvay, NY, U.S.

Salt City Cogeneration Project

Duke/Fluor Daniel was responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction management, operator training and start-up for refurbishing five existing boilers at an industrial facility near Syracuse, New York.

The scope of work also included providing a new single turbine generator, new balance of plant systems and upgrading structural and architectural features of the existing facilities for the 80 MW pulverized coal cogeneration plant.

Client's Challenge

The project is owned by the general partnership of Hydra-Co Generation, Inc. and U.S. Energy Salt City Power, Inc. Hydra-Co is an unregulated subsidiary of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation.

The challenge was to repower a 60-year-old power station to create a reliable, efficient and modern cogeneration plant.

Fluor's Solution

The project generates 80 MW (net) of electrical power for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, as well as 74,000 lbs/hr of process steam for local industrial firms.

Low sulfur compliance coal was burned to control SO2 emissions, and a common baghouse was provided for particulate emissions control. Construction was performed on a merit shop basis, with Duke/Fluor Daniel managing all subcontractors.


The Salt City Cogeneration Project completed construction in October 1991. Duke/Fluor Daniel successfully delivered the project in less than 23 months from the Notice-to-Proceed date of November 20, 1989.