JH Kelly Awarded U Of O Central Power Station Upgrade
With the new Matthew Knight Arena creating additional demand on the campus chilled water system and aging existing utilities, the university decided to expand its chilled water capacity while maximizing energy efficiency.
JH Kelly, LLC announced today that it was awarded the University of Oregon Central Power Station (CPS) Upgrade project by Turner Construction Company. This new facility will consist of six 1,500-ton centrifugal chillers, 15 600-ton induced draft cooling towers, and 25 centrifugal pumps ranging up to 400 horsepower. With the new Matthew Knight Arena creating additional demand on the campus chilled water system and aging existing utilities, the university decided to expand its chilled water capacity while maximizing energy efficiency.
Greenfield construction of the CPS building, housing a combined 9,000 tons of cooling capacity, has begun immediately east of the existing steam plant and will be adjoined by an underground utilidor. This will provide means to connect to and supply the nearly three miles of existing tunnel system.
With letter of intents sent out in March and the completion date only six months away, JH Kelly’s ability to effectively lead 3D BIM coordination, extensive pre-fabrication experience, and seasoned central utility plant team were instrumental in the award of this project.
JH Kelly is a fourth generation, family-owned construction company that self-performs industrial general contracting services at process plants and provides commercial mechanical services at facilities throughout the greater Pacific Northwest. Our project teams are made up of great people and their ability to plan and execute challenging projects has resulted in a loyal customer following and national safety awards.