Oct 08, 2015

Poole & Kent Receives 2015 Design-Build Excellence Award

The company was recognized for improvements to a cogeneration facility at a Miami wastewater treatment plant

Poole & Kent Company of Florida design-build award Miami cogeneration

The Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region recognized Poole & Kent Co. of Florida has been recognized for design-build excellence for improvements to the existing cogeneration facility at the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant (SDWTP) in Miami. The project was named the Best Overall in the Water/Wastewater category as part of the organization’s 2015 Design-Build Awards program. Poole & Kent Co. of Florida is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc.

“The South District Wastewater Treatment Plant project offered opportunities for Poole & Kent to increase value to the owner, given the existing cogeneration system hadn’t been upgraded since being built in 1991,” said Patrick Carr, president and CEO for Poole & Kent Co. of Florida. “Significant technological advances have been made over the last 20 years in equipment used in cogeneration systems that improve efficiency and reliability. The improvements provided an opportunity for plant staff to be retrained on the state-of-the-art technology that is safer and provides nearly three times more electrical generation capacity than the previous system.”

The project involved a comprehensive overhaul of the plant’s cogeneration system; Poole & Kent was responsible for design, permitting and construction of four new 2,000 kW cogeneration units with infrastructure for a future, fifth unit. The project also entailed replacement of the digester and landfill gas conditioning systems, hot oil heat recovery system, integrating hot water system with an existing system, a new electrical room and ventilation system, a 100-ton non-electric absorption chiller, digester scrubbing system and siloxane removal system. Poole & Kent provided programming for all the system controls and performed onsite training for staff at the plant.