Kiewit’s gas-fired services continue to win awards and recognition. In 2014, Engineering News Record (ENR) recognized Kiewit as No. 1 in Fossil Fuels and No. 2 in Power. Additionally, our projects have been honored with POWER Magazine’s most prestigious awards and numerous other recognitions.
We are a market leader in combustion turbine installations, with experience ranging from simple cycle peaking plants to large combined-cycle facilities in excess of 1,750 megawatts. Our domestic and international projects include advanced turbine installations in a variety of configurations, ranging from the traditional “F” class machines to the larger “G” and “H” installations. We continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our industry with respect to emissions, fast-start capabilities, ramp rates and other challenges facing our clients today.
Our background as a turnkey, engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor developed key strategies which we now implement in our engineering-only work after tailoring our processes to meet our owners' unique needs. We understand how to work within design constraints to deliver lower-total-installed-cost projects with a priority of safety in operation and construction. We have built constructability reviews into our processes so our designs are sensitive to the total installed cost. Our engineers on every project access the aggregate knowledge of every Kiewit employee from every job so we deliver a quality product which is built to last.
Our experienced engineers support our clients' needs through a variety of project delivery methods, scopes, and technologies. We can execute:
for the full range of turbine technologies currently available. Our thermal performance group is the best in industry in terms of experience and innovation for our owners requiring thermal performance analyses.
We have developed strong relationships with all major original equipment manufacturers from our extensive procurement history. We document our lessons learned from initial equipment negotiations to after-market service agreements and provide to our clients our metrics to measure the life cycle cost of the equipment to support cost-benefit analysis when beginning projects. Furthermore, we understand the complex interrelationships between equipment vendors so we can manage them and our clients' schedules effectively. Finally, our engineering experience in navigating these complex systems positions us to better help our owners make the necessary changes to improve operational efficiency and maintenance.
Driven by the need to compress project schedules and add peaking capacity, aeroderivative units have found a strong niche in today’s power market. We have installed more GE aeroderivative combustion turbines than any other constructor, including the first two LMS100 installations in both the United States and Canada, making us a world leader in the installation of aeroderivative units.