Baystate Medical Center CHP Goes Online

Friday, December 29, 2017

By Waldron Engineering
Press Release

Springfield, MA – Waldron Engineering & Construction just completed a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) project for Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. The plant should save them over $2 million annually. It has a 4.6-megawatt gas turbine generator as the plant’s primary technology. It went live this month ahead of schedule.

Waldron Engineering & Construction was the design-builder for a new natural gas fired CHP project located at the largest level I trauma center hospital in western Massachusetts. The project includes a new power plant building, the first Solar Turbines Mercury 50 gas turbine generator to be permitted in Massachusetts (without a requirement for any exhaust gas emissions treatment equipment), a duct fired heat recovery steam generator, a new steam absorption chilling system, a new natural gas compression system, a new black start reciprocating engine, new medium and low voltage switchgear as well as modifications to an existing steam and chilled water plant. The project’s equipment has also been engineered for the future installation of a hot water system to further reduce the hospitals energy costs and carbon footprint. Waldron’s prime construction subcontractor on the project was Cianbro Corporation.

The project has a unique financing structure that includes a federal grant from the department of housing and urban development, incentives from the local electric utility and grants from the state of Massachusetts. The project will provide energy cost savings for the medical center for years to come.

About Waldron
Waldron specializes in engineering, construction, commissioning and testing of utility plants, peaking plants, combined heat and power, renewable energy, central heating and chilling facilities. As a premier power engineering and construction management firm in the US, Waldron prides itself on being a leader in advancing new and emerging energy production technologies and developing ways to bring them to commercial application. Whether you need engineering design, construction management, commissioning, or a full service EPC firm that can take a project from initial concept to final operation, we can partner with you to deliver the best solutions on time and on budget.

In business since 1992, Waldron has successfully completed 24 combined heat and power facilities, 6 peaking plants and over 1,000 utility engineering design projects. For more information about Waldron Engineering & Construction visit