Miramar Peaker Plant
Mechanical Construction & Piping Systems Services
Increased ability to handle peak loads effectively while minimizing negative environmental impacts; fast delivery of added capacity; a leading-edge power generation solution; reliable utility performance; preservation and protection of capital.
To supply its utility customers on the San Diego power grid with a clean, reliable source of electricity at peak demand times.
UMEC used its expert mechanical services to help this client install a General Electric Sprint LM6000 generator. The 46-megawatt gas turbine device uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to minimize nitrogen oxide emissions. UMEC's mechanical construction scope of work included setting the equipment, putting in all piping systems, and performing various electrical and concrete activities.
Additional information: The Miramar project was the first installation of a "Next Generation" turbine generator in the United States.
The General Electric Sprint LM6000 is a high-efficiency turboshaft gas turbine widely used in peaker power plants such as Miramar, as well as for propelling high-speed ships and ferries. The LM6000 provides 54,610 shaft horsepower (40,700 kW) from either end of the low-pressure rotor system, which rotates at 3,600 rpm. This twin spool design with the low-pressure turbine operating at the common 60 Hz electrical frequency eliminates the need for a conventional power turbine.