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Shaw Industries, Combined Heat and Power System

Columbia, SC

ICT was the prime designer responsible for a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at a confidential industrial facility located in South Carolina. ICT was initially contracted to perform an investment grade analysis of installing a CHP system for on-site generation of power and displacement of steam generation from existing traditional boilers. Due to favorable financial results predicted in the analysis, ICT was contracted to provide full design services for the CHP plant.

The CHP system consists of a 14-megawatt (MW) combustion turbine with a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) and a duct burner for supplemental firing of gas to increase the production of steam. The HRSG can produce 80,000 lb/hr of saturated steam at 150 psig, and the system is configured to allow fresh air firing to produce steam when the turbine is not operating due to maintenance outages. The CHP system is installed outdoors adjacent to a new building which includes a control room, switchgear room, and battery room to support CHP operations.

Project Highlights:

  • ICT was also responsible for assisting the Owner with the procurement of all the major equipment and for preparing the applications for all permits governing air emissions from the new CHP system.


14 MW


Shaw Industries, Inc.