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May 22nd Construction Update:

  • Central portion of the site around the energy generating structures has been brought to finished grade with crushed stone.
  • Concrete pours have diminished with only a few remaining structures in the central portion of the site.
  • Light pole caissons have been installed throughout the central portion of the site.
  • Fuel piping caissons have been installed in the northern central portion of the site.
  • Interior finish work continues on the Admin Building.
  • The demineralized water tank and raw water tank installations are complete. Tanks await completion of painting and testing.
  • Workers continue to erect and weld the fuel oil tank.
  • Ammonia tank installation is complete.
  • Air inlet ducts installation for turbine units are complete.
  • Various components of the power generating system are now set on foundations and are being aligned.
  • Exhaust stacks have been installed to the full design height and construction scaffolding is being removed.
  • The heat exchanger support installations are structurally complete and appurtenances to the cooling fan units, personnel walk platforms, and cable trays are being set atop the supports.
  • Final fence installation began around structures at the Metering & Regulating Station
  • Electric utility installation at the Metering & Regulating Station will be completed in late spring to connect to the adjacent existing transformer.
  • Concrete washout station in the southeastern portion of the gravel/soil stockpile is being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Various soil stockpiles are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary.
  • Silt fences, straw bales, and straw wattles are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Silt sacks in the catch basins in Summer Street are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • 24/7 security details remain in place at site entrance.

Aerial view facing east. Stack and air inlet duct installation is complete. Temporary construction scaffolding around stacks is being removed.

The central portion of the site around the energy generating structures has been brought up to finished grade with crushed stone placed on top of geotextile fabric over the compacted process gravel base.

April 23rd Construction Update:

  • Backfilling around and between stacks and transformers with crushed stone and soils. Some areas have been brought to final grade using geotextile fabric over soil with crushed stone on top.
  • Underground piping for fire protection water is exposed where hydrants are currently being installed.
  • Concrete pour for the ammonia tank foundation is complete; the ammonia tank has been received at the site.
  • Various concrete pours for small foundations, piers, and pads are in progress in the central portion of the site.
  • Work continues on the Admin Building, installing windows, roll-up doors, as well as interior finishes including painting and plumbing.
  • The demineralized water tank and raw water tank installation is complete. Tanks await painting and testing.
  • The foundation for the fuel oil tank is complete and work continues to erect and weld the tank.
  • Air inlet ductwork installation is in progress.
  • Exhaust stacks have been installed to the full design height.
  • The heat exchanger support installations are nearly complete and cooling fan units are being set atop the supports.
  • Various components of the power generating system are set on foundations and are being aligned.
  • Transformer isolation enclosure wall installation is complete.
  • Electric utility installation will be completed in late Spring at the Metering & Regulating Station to connect to the adjacent existing transformer.
  • Concrete washout station in the southeastern portion of the gravel/soil stockpile is being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Various soil stockpiles are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary.
  • Silt fences, straw bales, and straw wattles are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Silt sacks in the catch basins in Summer Street are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • 24/7 security details remain in place at site entrance.

Aerial view facing west. Installation of the heat exchangers are in progress in the central portion of the site. Areas around the stacks and transformers are being brought up to grade using soil and crushed stone.

Aerial view facing east. Stack installation is complete. Installation of the air inlet ductwork is in progress.

March 26th Construction Update:

  • Foundation framing and pouring for acoustic walls, caissons, and transformers are in progress in the central portion of the site.
  • Concrete pours and pipe installation continue for the compressor station in the northern central portion of the site.
  • Various components of the power generating system are set on foundations, and awaiting welding and leveling.
  • Water tanks west of the Administrative Building are being erected and welded.
  • Pre-cast sewer structures for the wastewater conveyance system are being set in the north central portion of the site.
  • Concrete base for Administrative Building floor has cured. Framing for interior walls and fire walls are in progress.
  • Fuel oil tank subgrade is being prepared in the north central portion of the site.
  • The expansion of the laydown area in the western portion of the site is actively in use in accordance with requirements.
  • Electric utility installation is in progress at the Metering & Regulating Station to connect to the adjacent existing transformer.
  • Concrete washout station in the central portion of the site is being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Various soil stockpiles are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary and appear to be frozen.
  • Silt fences, straw bales, and straw wattles are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Silt sacks in the catch basins in Summer Street are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • 24/7 security details remain in place at site entrance.

Aerial view facing east. Additional stack segments continue to be welded and installed as viewed at center. In the bottom left corner, one of two air filters has been installed.

Roof installation and concrete base for the floor of the Administration Building is complete. Installation of the fire walls and framing for interior walls is in progress.

February 27th Construction Update:

  • Foundation framing and pouring for acoustic walls, heat exchangers, administrative building, transformers, and water tanks are in progress in the central portion of the site.
  • Concrete pours and pipe installation continue for the compressor station in the northern central portion of the site.
  • Various components of the power generating system are set on foundations, and awaiting welding and leveling.
  • Installed piping in trenches for fire protection water and wastewater around the perimeter of the site, as well as various utility piping throughout the site interior, have been backfilled.
  • Pre-cast manhole structures for the wastewater conveyance system are being set in the central portion of the site.
  • Roof installation for the Administrative Building is almost complete. Concrete base for control room floor has been poured and cured.
  • The area north of the office trailers is being prepared for the installation of the fuel oil tank foundation.
  • The expansion of the laydown area in the western portion of the site is actively in use in accordance with requirements.
  • Additional crushed stone and fabric have been placed in the area in order to minimize potential for erosion and sedimentation.
  • Electric utility installation is in progress at the Metering & Regulating Station to connect to the adjacent existing transformer.
  • Concrete washout station in the central portion of the site is being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Various soil stockpiles are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary and appear to be frozen.
  • Silt fences, straw bales, and straw wattles are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Silt sacks in the catch basins in Summer Street are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • 24/7 security details remain in place at site entrance.

Aerial view facing east

Roof installation for the Administration Building is almost complete. Concrete base for control room floor has been poured and cured.

View facing west. Concrete pour for mud mat for the acoustic wall foundation is in progress adjacent to the Administration Building.

January 29th Construction Update:

  • Foundation framing and pouring for turbines, acoustic walls, transformers, and water tanks are in progress in the central portion of the site.
  • A new crane has been mobilized to the center of the site to move heavy equipment.
  • Steel framing for Administrative Building is complete and siding and roofing are now in progress.
  • Installation of fire protection water piping and wastewater piping are in progress around the perimeter of the site, as well as various utility piping throughout the site interior.
  • The expansion of the laydown area in the western portion of the site has been constructed according to the approved plans, and is actively in use in accordance with requirements.
  • Electric utility installation is in progress at the Metering & Regulating Station to connect to the adjacent existing transformer.
  • Concrete washout station in the central portion of the site is being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Various soil stockpiles are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary and appear to be frozen.
  • Silt fences, straw bales, and straw wattles are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Silt sacks in the catch basins in Summer Street are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • 24/7 security details remain in place at site entrance.

Aerial view facing north. Steel framing for the Administrative Building is complete. Concrete pouring for the water tank foundation (left of Administrative Building) is in progress.

View facing south. A new crane has been mobilized to move heavy equipment in the central portion of the site. Concrete pours continue for heat exchanger piers, foundations, acoustic walls, transformers, and water tanks.

View facing west. Construction within the 115kv switchyard adjacent to Eversource’s substation continues. The copper grounding wire grid has been installed throughout the switchyard.

December 18th Construction Update:

  • Foundation framing and pouring for turbine, acoustic walls, and caissons, are in progress in the central portion of the site.
  • Excavation and installation for the water and sewer connections from West Street are now complete through the construction parking area.
  • Both turbine unit bases are on site and staged adjacent to the construction parking area.
  • Temporary power to the power block in the central portion of the site is connected to the power lines off Summer Street.
  • Installation of utility poles as well as excavation and installation for copper grounding wire is in progress throughout the switch yard.
  • Installation of the fire line through the central portion of the site is in progress.
  • Prefabricated Metering and Regulating Station is installed. Work continues to connect utilities from Milford Street.
  • The section of the natural gas service lateral pipe between the Metering and Regulating station and the site has been back-filled.
  • Various soil stockpiles are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary.
  • Silt fences and straw bales are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Silt sacks in the catch basins in Summer Street are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • 24/7 security details remain in place at site entrance.

Concrete pours continue in the central portion of the site for footings, foundations, and caissons. Picture viewed to the south.

November 22nd Construction Update:

  • Foundation framing and pouring for turbine, acoustic walls, and caissons, are in progress in the central portion of the site.
  • Excavation and installation of the new gas line connecting the site to the existing distribution line to north is in progress.
  • An additional laydown area within the approved limit of work has been created north of the construction offices to provide more area for incoming materials. The proposed laydown area remains fallow and outside established limits-of-work.
  • Concrete pouring for the Metering and Regulating Station is in progress in the northern portion of the site.
  • A new HDPE pipe has been installed to replace an existing culvert at the proposed switch yard connecting to the existing outlet on West Street.Excavation and installation of new water and sewer connecting from West Street has commenced.
  • One of the two turbines is now on site, and is located in the construction parking area, awaiting installation.
  • Various soil stockpiles are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary.
  • Silt fences and straw bales are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
  • Silt sacks in the catch basins in Summer Street are being routinely monitored and maintained as needed.
Aerial view of site looking south. Phase II construction continues. Current state of the proposed additional laydown area (the field to the right of the construction area).

October 26th Construction Update:

  • Initial concrete washout station has been decommissioned and a larger concrete washout station has been installed and is being maintained
  • Various concrete wall foundations have been poured
  • The Contractor Parking Area off West St. has been created and staffed with a security guard during working hours
  • Utility trench for temporary utilities (power, water) for construction trailers has been backfilled
  • Excavation for the foundation of the gas compression station is in progress
  • Inside the station, the pavement has been saw cut and parts of the trench have been excavated for the proposed gas pipeline
  • Various material and soil stockpiles have been created throughout the site and are actively stabilized via tarps and seeding where necessary
  • Silt fences and straw bales have been installed
  • 24/7 security details are in place at site entrance
  • Catch basins in Summer Street around the site entrance fitted with silt sacks
Aerial view of site looking east. Material stockpiles have been created throughout the site. Concrete footings for acoustic walls have been installed.

September 21st Construction Update — construction of the Medway Peaker Project began on August 15th. Construction activities have included:

• Silt fences and straw bales have been installed around jurisdictional areas
• Crushed stone has been placed at the construction entrance to decrease off-site sediment tracking
• 6-foot wire-mesh fencing and privacy screening was installed around the perimeter of the work site
• 24/7 security details are in place
• Sediment basins have been installed
• Catch basins in Summer Street around the site entrance are protected with silt sacks
• Various material and soil stockpiles have been created throughout the site and are actively stabilized via seeding where necessary
• The Contractor Parking Area off West St. has been created
• Installation of temporary utilities (power, water) to the construction trailers is in progress
• Concrete washout station has been installed and maintained appropriately
• Wetland replication has been completed and stabilized
• Site has been completely cleared, grubbed and stumped, and leveled

 

Pictures of project construction: Aerial view of site looking northeast, construction entrance and parking has been created in the southern portion of the property along West Street; excavation and removal of large boulders was observed in the western portion of the site.

Thank You for Attending Our Construction Open House

On August 1st we held a Project Construction Open House at the Thayer Homestead. Thank you to the Medway residents who attended our event.

Medway Cable came to our Open House and produced this segment about it.

Here are pictures from the event:

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