Astoria Energy, an electric generating facility, is the largest new power plant New York City has seen in over 25 years. It is located in the heart of the Queens load pocket, an area with a high demand for power but insufficient ability to transmit power at times of peak demand. Plaza was selected to manage the demolition/decommissioning, architectural, civil and structural work of Shaw, Stone & Webster for the construction of a 2-on-1 combined cycle power plant.
A state-of-the-art power plant equipped with natural gas-fueled combined cycle technology, capable of producing 1,000 megawatts of power – enough to supply one million customers. Plaza served as a leader to various general contractors, spearheading safety and community programs. The scope of work consisted of de-gassing and demolishing the existing 50 million-gallon bulk fuel storage facility, soil erosion protection, site grading and development, auger cast piles, concrete foundations, underground utilities, bolted steel demineralized and fire suppression water tanks, turnkey pre-engineered sound attenuation buildings to house the steam and combustion turbines, heat recovery steam generators and gas fuel compressors, pipe racks and final site development. We also coordinated activities related to the air-cooled condenser, heat recovery steam generator and main line/BOP subcontractors, and provided ancillary support services for Shaw, Stone & Webster.
As Construction Manager, Plaza developed solutions to complex logistical issues affecting the implementation schedule and involving all project stakeholders.
Astoria Energy earned numerous awards including the 2009 Building of America Award from Real Estate & Construction Review, the 2007 New Project Award from General Building Contractors, and the 2005 New York Tri-State’s Top 40 Projects from New York Construction.