Total Wrecking & Environmental imploded the first phase of the Lakeland Electric power plant project by dropping a 260-foot stack and 90-foot Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit in a controlled demolition in mid-January.

Demolition of the retired Lakeland Electric Units 1, 2 and 3 is under way to make way for Lakeland Electric’s new natural gas-powered plant being built at C.D. McIntosh Power Plant. The new units are part of Lakeland Electric’s NextGen plan, which the city-owned Florida utility said has already cut its carbon emissions by 50%.

A second implosion at the C.D. McIntosh Power Plant of the coal-fired boiler unit is slated for March.

In 2020, MAN Energy Solutions was tapped to supply 6 x 18V51/60G reciprocating engines, along with the major balance of plant equipment for the new 120 MW RICE (reciprocating internal combustion engine) plant.

MAN said that its gas engine can an efficiency of around 50% in a single cycle and up to 95% in cogeneration. The company said its engine also minimizes derating in high temperatures as a result of two-stage turbocharging.

(Editor’s note: Total Wrecking & Environmental will exhibit in booth 1135 at POWERGEN International in Orlando, Florida, February 21-23.)

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