Cooling Pond Expansion

Engineering and design for expansion of cooling pond

Hines Energy Complex  | Florida  |  2009

Project Description

FEDINC was contracted by Progress Energy in January 2004, to provide full-service engineering for a Cooling Pond Spray System at their Hines Energy Complex. The work included construction management, as-built surveys, as-built drawings, system design, equipment review, bid specifications, procurement, cost estimating, and certification of completion.

The design included engineering and specification of spray aeration equipment and supporting integral electrical systems (control panels, submersible electrical leads, etc., integral with mechanical equipment) for installation by the owner in the existing HEC N-16 Cooling Pond for control of thermal loads. The design accommodated complete installation of electrical systems and phased installation of spray aeration equipment as additional cooling capacity became necessary. Mechanical and integral electrical equipment selection was based on the best-evaluated combination of low cost, high capacity, cooling efficiency, ease of installation, ease of operations and maintenance, operating reliability, warranty, and lower power consumption. All electrical systems met all applicable IEE, NEMA, and NEC codes.

FEDINC provided detailed engineering design plans and specifications suitable for procurement and construction which included multi-disciplined coordination of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering. FEDINC provided supervision, coordination, and administration of technical specialty engineering and contractor teams dedicated to specific assignments.

Construction management included conceptual project meetings with the client, preparation and development of conceptual drawings, preliminary engineering and cost estimating, construction drawing packages, specifications, bidding documents, and provision of certified quality assurance (CQA) and final certification of construction. FEDINC also specified and recommended spray system, mechanical and integral electrical systems, spare parts inventory, and provided spare parts lists.



  • Design, permitting, and construction management of a 470-acre expansion of an existing cooling pond at the Hines Energy Complex in Polk County, Florida.

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