Longwood Power Plant
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 Harvard Medical School-affiliated institutions. 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.