Ghent CCR Transport Project - Ghent, Kentucky
The Kiewit team was awarded the contract to design and install the Ghent Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Transport Project. Upon completion, it will condition, dewater and transport CCR from the four coal-fired boilers to a remote landfill storage. The project includes the installation of a pneumatic system for conveying fly ash, including fly ash storage silos, gypsum dewatering facility and bottom ash dewatering facility. The ash handling project incorporates a 1.8-mile overland pipe conveyor for transporting the dewatered CCR to a landfill.
Recognized as a leader among international utilities as a low cost energy producer, LG&E / KU's Ghent Generating Station produces enough electricity to light five million 100-watt light bulbs and consumes an average of 14,000 tons of coal daily. The 2,000 MW facility is one of the most environmentally sound and technologically advanced coal plants in the country.