Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) Project for Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU)

Natural gas-fired RICE generation facility at MDU’s Lewis & Clark Station

Sidney, Montana
Natural Gas-Fired RICE / 2x9 MW / 18 MW Total
Client: Montana - Dakota Utilities Co.

  • Wärtsilä/20V34SG
  • Start construction: March 2015
  • RICE commercial operation: Q1 2016

Sargent & Lundy was contracted by Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) to provide engineering services to support the development of a new natural gas-fired Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) generation facility at the Lewis & Clark Station in Sidney, Montana. Lewis & Clark 2 consists of two 9-MW RICE units that will be placed into commercial operation in Q1 2016. The new facility is designed for the extremely cold Montana winters, with a design temperature of -40°F.

Project Scope:

  • Technology selection support
  • Development of conceptual design
  • Permitting support
  • Detailed engineering, design and procurement
  • Construction management and commissioning

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James Malone

Director of Business Development




Jim brings 37 years of knowledge to the Power Generation Industry including comprehensive consulting, design engineering, product understanding and analysis for projects worldwide.