BELEWS CREEK STRUCTURAL FILL CAP
Location: Stokes County, North Carolina
Completion Date: October 2012
Phillips & Jordan Role: Prime Contractor
The Belews Creek Steam Station is a two-unit coal-fired generating facility that is one of the largest coal-burning power plants in the Carolinas. Phillips & Jordan was contracted to complete closure of a 22 acre beneficial re-use fly ash structural fill area located at the Belews Creek Steam Station. After removing overburden material, Phillips & Jordan transported fly ash from the site to the Craig Road Fly Ash Landfill located near the station and re-located the remaining fly ash at the structural fill area.
Closure activities included installation of 40 mil linear low density polyethylene liner, geosynthetic drainage layer, 24 inch protective soil cover, and toe and interceptor drains. The remaining fly ash fill at the site was re-graded to comply with required slope and grade specifications. Phillips & Jordan also installed erosion control blanket and ditch matting, seeded 32 acres of land, placed aggregate base for access roads, and constructed a beneficial use parking/storage area on top of the closure area. The Owner realized significant project cost savings as a result of Phillips & Jordan’s effective management of the existing overburden material resulting in less fly ash being hauled to the Craig Road Fly Ash Landfill than was originally planned.
POWER MARKET SECTOR
Delivery • Generation
Phillips & Jordan offers extensive experience related to site development for new generation station facilities, improvements to existing generation station infrastructure, and management of coal combustion residuals and flue gas desulfurization gypsum.