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Case Study

El Centro unit 3 repowering

El Centro Turbine

Our scope included engineering, procurement, construction and start-up services for the 2X1, 144 MW nominal combined cycle plant.

The Situation

The Imperial Irrigation District (IID), a publicly-owned utility that provides non-potable water, farm drainage and power services to the lower southeastern portion of California, requested proposals for engineering, procurement, construction and start-up, and commissioning services from pre-qualified companies for the 2 X 1, 144 MW nominal combined cycle El Centro Unit 3 Repowering Project.

Approach

Advisian bid the engineering and limited procurement services as part of an EPC consortium that was awarded the lump sum contract. 

Advisian’s flexibility allows us to operate in various commercial models, as applicable, to meet the client's needs.  In this project, a joint risk/reward model was employed to allow the project to move forward.  A project “scorecard” with measurable metrics that aligned with all stakeholder’s expectations was established and tracked throughout the delivery phase.  As part of an integrated team, Advisian worked with the client to identify and implement genuine cost savings initiatives throughout the design, procurement and construction of the project.

One critical aspect of this project was our excellent and almost instant communication among all stakeholders. This enabled the delivery of drawings and other construction documents on or ahead of schedule, helping construction keep up pace with a very tight deadline.

Results

Advisian’s engineering and procurement team was able to save our customer over $10 million by eliminating and/or minimizing expected modifications to the existing buildings and structures.

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