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Energy & Renewables

Edgewater Unit 5 AQCS Project

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

This EPC project is the true definition of partnership


Energy & Renewables

Key Services



Strategic Partnerships

Virtual Design & Construction

Delivery Method
414 MW

The challenge

Executing an Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) contract for Wisconsin Power and Light Company’s Edgewater Generating Station Unit 5 demanded resolving a confluence of challenges. The project centered on installing a new Air Quality Control System (AQCS) to diminish emissions at the 414 MW plant. Key hurdles included coordinating intricate equipment layout, managing an intensive timeline, and ensuring compliance while maintaining open communication and fostering community engagement.

Key Facts

AGC of Missouri Keystone Award, 2017

70 start-up packages

1 million+ work hours

Zero lost-time injuries

Challenge met

Strategic self-performance – encompassing steel and ductwork erection, baghouse and scrubber assembly, and concrete foundation – ensured quality control and project efficiency. Virtual modeling facilitated harmonious equipment, piping, and electrical systems alignment, integrating owner input throughout design reviews.

By meticulously managing schedules, Alberici completed the project 11 weeks ahead of schedule. A pivotal milestone involved linking the AQCS to the existing plant during a major outage. Alberici’s innovative approach saw the demolition of existing connections and installation of new ductwork, flawlessly integrating the new AQCS.

Transparent communication was nurtured through formal partnering sessions with WPL, promoting teamwork and addressing challenges head-on. With zero owner non-compliance reports and minimal contractor-initiated change orders, the project exemplified the success of collaboration. Moreover, the team’s extensive community engagement, spanning over 20 events and charitable initiatives, reinforced Alberici’s commitment to excellence, sustainability, and community enrichment.

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