With more than 100 years of project experience, URS’ work in the planning, permitting, design, and construction of fossil fuel facilities mirrors the evolution of the power industry. Our expertise encompasses the breadth of gas, coal, and oil grades, the principal technologies used in commercial applications, and all of the major vendors of core equipment and supporting systems.
In natural gas, the dominant fuel choice of today’s market, we have installed more than 200 units, totaling 32,000 megawatts of simple cycle, combined cycle, cogeneration, and repowering capacity, and covering every model in demand. We also have a strong background in supercritical and subcritical coal plants and circulating fluidized bed plants, having engineered, designed, and/or constructed more than 300 units worldwide, with a total installed capacity in excess of 90,000 megawatts.
In plant performance and process, URS covers the life of a facility or a network, consulting on utility management, rate studies, valuation and depreciation, system planning, and the technology, integration, and efficiency issues of a plant’s prime movers and auxiliary equipment. We design and implement operating plant modifications and maintenance programs that keep power facilities efficient, reliable, and compliant.
Working in the highly regulated, and constantly changing, emissions control market, we have installed 40,000 megawatts of retrofit and new flue-gas desulfurization—more than any other contractor—52,000 MW of FGD upgrades, and 24,000 megawatts of retrofit and new selective catalytic reduction systems. For additional information about our air quality capabilities, click here.
Many of our fossil-fuel projects have been recognized for superior performance: