DURHAM, N.C., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease, through its legacy Bovis Lend Lease business, has been awarded Duke University’s West Campus Steam Plant Renewal and Conversion project. The original West Campus Steam Plant was constructed in 1929, and has undergone various modifications. This project consists of removal of three existing coal-fired boilers and replacing with new boilers that will allow Duke to burn either natural gas or oil, along with controls, electrical and fire protection upgrades throughout the facility. All existing coal handling equipment and associated facilities will be removed, exposing the original brick structure which will be restored. The project will be phased to maintain existing operations with no impact to steam delivery.
The project also includes a major refurbishment of the structure, enclosure and interior finishes. A portion of the area surrounding the plant will be used to accommodate the fuel oil loading station site utilities, improved landscaping and on grade parking.
Duke University's plan is aimed at reducing emissions. With the modifications the central steam plant, which will burn natural gas, oil, and recycled oil will be known as a “peaking” plant, meaning it will be able to adjust to fluctuations in demand. This project will cut Duke's coal consumption by 100 percent.
The project, targeting LEED® Silver certification, is slated to begin in May, 2011 and will be completed by October, 2012. The project team consists of RMF Engineering and Flad Architects.
About Lend Lease
Lend Lease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Lend Lease has a significant presence in the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe.
In the US, Lend Lease offers over 90 years of experience in the project management and construction industry. In the past decade alone, the firm has provided construction services on over 2,500 projects for 1,100 clients nationwide through its legacy Bovis Lend Lease business. The company provides a full range of construction services including construction management, general contracting, program management, project management, design/build and consulting services.
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