Duke Energy | CSM Group

Duke Energy

Mayo Plant Upgrades

Project Details

Client Duke Energy

Location Roxboro, NC

Size (sq. ft) N/A

Completion Date April 2015


Project Description

CSM Group was chosen as the construction manager for Duke Energy’s plant upgrades. The single-unit, 727-megawatt coal-fired Mayo Plant began commercial operation in 1983 and is located in Roxboro, North Carolina. The goal of this project was to help clean up the water used in the coal-fired electrical plant and to set and meet standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This system is the first of its size for this type of work, and it is the first of its kind to use this technology for cleaning flyash wastewater.

The project began with environmental requirements set by the U.S. Government to clean up the flyash and water discharge from coal-fired electrical power plants. This has proven to be a challenging task and one that took over six years to complete, starting at the engineering phase through construction and completion. GEA Group, one of the largest system providers for food and energy processes, was the perfect partner for this project, given their background in this type of systems work.

One of the challenging components of this project came from a lack of previous knowledge. Since this was the first system of its kind, there was no benchmarking data available; therefore, CSM Group had to ensure that construction followed all requirements set by the equipment installers to make sure the equipment was installed correctly and would function as intended post-construction.