Westside Energy Station

Natural gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engine engineering and design project

Rochester, Minnesota
Client: Rochester Public Utilities
45-MW (5x9MW) RICE/Wartsila/Natural Gas

In March 2016, Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) awarded the Westside Energy Station (WES) engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) to Westside Energy Partners (WEP), the project joint venture of the Boldt Company and Sargent & Lundy. WES is a new natural gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) generation station in Rochester, Minnesota. It consists of five 9‑MW RICE units that will be placed into commercial operation in Q2 2018.

As the EPC contractor, WEP is responsible for the engineering, balance-of-plant (BOP) equipment and material procurement, construction, and commissioning of all works necessary to install the station, including the associated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls, and civil, structural, and architectural scopes.

Sargent & Lundy's tasks include:

  • Development of conceptual design
  • Detailed engineering, design, and procurement
  • Construction management and commissioning

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Read about Westside Energy Station in Power EngineeringCollaboration Key to Speedy Completion of New Gas Plant

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