Longwood Power Plant

Boston, Massachusetts

This Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) is located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic (LMA) neighborhood, home to six world-class institutions affiliated with Harvard Medical School. For three decades, the plant and micro-grid has provided electricity, steam heat, and chilled water to all Longwood-area hospitals and research institutions.

MATEP presently has two natural gas turbines and six diesel engines within the facility, and is expanding by adding a third combustion turbine. The new turbine will run on natural gas, with ultra-low sulfur diesel as the backup fuel.

Vanderweil Engineering engaged Meridian to provide an accurate 3D Revit model of the as-built conditions within specific areas of the plant in support of the expansion project. We worked closely with the Vanderweil engineering team to identify areas that required a high level of detail, specifically the relocation of existing components and the investigation of clash detection for piping, ductwork, and equipment related to the installation of the third turbine.