State of VermontMontpelier District Heat Plant Renovation & Addition
Project At A Glance
The Montpelier District Heat Plant project was an expansion to the State Capital Complex’s existing boiler plant. Designed to flood proof the existing building and add an addition above the 100 year base flood elevation – the new Heat Plant allows for fuel offloading, the addition of two new modern wood-chip boilers, the relocation of the existing oil-fired boiler, and air pollution control equipment. The new facility reduces energy operating costs, expands the service area with biomass delivered steam to various State and City-owned buildings, and minimizes emissions.
Challenges of the Heat Plant project included the vicinity of the site to the busy Department of Motor Vehicles and adjacent railroad tracks; the limited contractor laydown areas and parking on and around State Street, and the amount of materials and heavy equipment needing crane service into the building. Detailed logistics planning and scheduling were key to safety and keeping area businesses running smoothly while ensuring the project remained on track. Engelberth’s Industrial and Facility Services Division completed the rigging and installation of of the critical heat plant equipment.