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Whelan Coal Plant

Location: Hastings, Nebraska
Contractor: Black and Veach
AFT Contract: $4,000,000

Scope of work - Whelan Energy Center is a 220 megawatt (MW), pulverized-coal-fired power plant that began commercial operation in May 2011. The facility is designed to burn Power River Basin coal. PRB coal requires special fire considerations due to it ability to ignite. AFT provided turnkey fire services from comprehensive facility wide integration including alarm and detection, suppression systems for material handling, CO2 Silo inerting systems, gas detection, protection for the Transformer, Boiler building, turbine systems, and clean Agent systems.