|Olinda Landfill Gas-To-Energy
Orange County Waste Recovery Facility, Brea, CA
ROLE: Engineering, Procurement and Construction
CAPACITY: 32.540 MW electric power, 92,072 lbs/hr heat recovery
Brea Power II, LLC has retained DCO California, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of DCO Energy, to engineer, procure and construct a 32.540 MW Landfill Gas to Energy Facility. The facility will be located at the Orange County Waste Recovery Facility, Brea, California and is to be the third largest Landfill Energy Project in the United States.
DCO California, Inc is the EPC Contractor, with full responsibility for overall project management, engineering design, equipment procurement, construction permitting, construction management, construction quality assurance, start-up & commissioning, and operator training.
The Olinda Landfill Gas-To-Energy Project will take landfill gas extracted from a series of wells at the landfill and use that gas in state-of-the-art combustion turbine-generators (CTGs) to make electricity for sale to the local electric grid. In addition, the exhaust from the CTGs will produce steam from waste heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), which will power a state-of the art steam turbine-generator (STG) making additional electricity for the local electric grid. Utilizing landfill gas in this manner reduces dependence on other natural resources, and improves air quality and carbon emissions.
In addition the equipment noted previously, the facility includes gas blowers for the collection of the landfill gas, two stage gas booster / compression systems, gas treatment (Siloxane removal) system, high voltage electrical distribution equipment, 66Kv switchyard, and related subsystems to produce the electric power and steam stated above.