Marshall Municipal Utilities
- Control system upgrade/replacement for a 16.5 MW, 13.8 kV turbine generator set
- Upgrade from original electromechanical generator relaying to modern digital relaying
- Replacement of motor control center and related equipment
- New remote workstation in the MMU dispatch center allowing for full access to operate and monitor the turbine generator set
- Involvement throughout the project including preliminary feasibility, design, bidding, construction administration, commissioning, and project closeout
- Integration of a new generator control system and relaying with existing substation equipment and relaying
- Modernization of customer assets to improve reliability
Turbine Control System Upgrade
The project included full removal and replacement of the existing control panels within the turbine building control room. A local HMI touchscreen was included in the turbine control panel along with a remote workstation in the MMU dispatch center, each of which provides operators with full access to the operating and monitoring parameters of the turbine. A new fuel control valve was installed to interface with the control system and provide precise control of fuel flow. Additionally, the original motor control center (MCC) was replaced with a new MCC panel which included interfaces to the new control system.
The existing electromechanical protective relaying was replaced with modern digital relaying to make it consistent with other MMU system protection equipment. This allowed for the protection to be seamlessly integrated to the existing MMU SCADA network.
The turbine generator set was removed from service for approximately two months to allow for removal of the old equipment and installation and wiring of the new equipment. DGR developed settings for the new protective relaying and was involved throughout the startup and commissioning of the new control system equipment.
- Electrical Power
DGR Engineering (DGR) worked with the City and the project architect for all aspects of the project including topographic survey, site design, construction survey, construction observation and administration.
Sioux City, Iowa
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
The project was bid and came in under budget. Manhole lids were raised to provide better access in some areas, and rehabilitation of the sewer system was completed to give another 50 years of life to the City’s much-needed infrastructure.
Wastewater Treatment Facility
MBBR technology was chosen based on cost, operational flexibility and most importantly, limited land availability.
DGR employed a Geographic Information System (GIS) in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to first determine the 100-year flood elevations and delineate the floodway boundaries.
Due to concerns with the age and condition of the structures, along with safety clearances to energized equipment and conductors, a project was undertaken to replace the old infrastructure with new underground lines and associated padmount equipment.
Redwood Falls, MN
Street & Utility Improvements
Morningside Avenue was reconstructed totaling approximately 1,300 linear feet. The project included new sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, fiber conduits, decorative street lighting, and 9-inch concrete paving with colored concrete sidewalks.
Sioux City, IA