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Meeting all the needs of power generating facilities in today’s market requires a broad skill set and the flexibility to use whatever delivery method fits. Woodard & Curran’s Power Engineering Service Line combines the design and consulting engineering services to meet our clients' generation and combined heat & power needs with the ability to deliver a project as a single discipline; a partner firm in a design build or engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) team; or as the lead on a design build, EPC, or engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) team. As a privately held firm, we can respond to our clients’ needs with the best approach for each project.

Our services include project planning and feasibility engineering, process engineering and application design, detailed engineering, construction site planning and supervision, commissioning and start-up services and programs, and operator support or training for solar, biomass, reciprocating engines, and gas turbine power plants. Our strength in the Industrial Manufacturing and College / University / Hospital markets have allowed our staff to become experts in the application of combined heat and power plants in many different settings.

Woodard & Curran has a wide range of engineering expertise from, environmental permitting and compliance to electrical, instrumentation and controls services. We pride ourselves on exceptional client service and communication to stay ahead of your needs and work with you as a trusted advisor to work to achieve your goals.

Services Offered:

  • Project Management, Planning, Scheduling, and Controls
  • Consulting & Detail Design Engineering
    • Environmental
    • Civil & structural
    • Electrical
    • Instrumentation & controls
    • Mechanical – including HVAC
  • Project Support & Plant Engineering Aftermarket Services
    • Startup & Commissioning programs and services
    • Control System Programming, Integration, and Maintenance services (PLC’s, DCS, and SCADA systems)
    • Instrumentation installation, calibration, and maintenance services
    • Operations & maintenance support contracts and staff augmentation
    • Process, application, and equipment training services & programs
  • Project delivery capabilities include design build, EPC, EPCM, or single discipline


Biomass Boiler Installation
Maine School Administrative District (MSAD) #29
Woodard & Curran assisted Maine School Administrative District (MSAD) #29 in evaluating the financial benefits of a woodchip biomass boiler. Based on positive results and successfully securing $910,000 in grant funds, Woodard & Curran assembled a design-build team to install the new boiler and provide woodchip storage. The project involves renovations to house the woodchip storage and boiler, and the connection of the new system to the existing hot water distribution system in the high school and adjacent vocational school. Woodard & Curran helped MSAD #29 and the Forestry Department select auxiliary emissions equipment that will allow the new system to operate in compliance with proposed EPA emissions standards.

Apartment Complex Energy Improvements
Cambridge, MA
Federal Management, a Schochet Associates company, recently asked Woodard & Curran to conduct an energy assessment of their property, Fresh Pond Apartments located in Cambridge, MA. The project team identified a number of opportunities for improved energy efficiency including: adding a combined heat & power (CHP) station and installing a new backup boiler system, new building automation system, and new make-up air system utilizing energy recovery. Woodard & Curran is currently working with Federal Management to focus on conducting a detailed feasibility study of these initial findings and in particular, to determine the economic viability of the CHP project. The study will include a year-long hour load profile, equipment selection, and preliminary design.

Landfill Gas Cogeneration Project
Confidential Client, Southeast US
Woodard & Curran provided project engineering and detail design of a 6.6 MW landfill gas to energy cogeneration project consisting of three GE Jenbacher reciprocating engines supplying 2.2 MW each. Each unit consisted of a Rentech heat recover steam generator attached to the engine exhaust to supply 17,500 pounds per hour of low pressure steam for the manufacturing process and building heating system. Woodard & Curran provided detailed engineering for mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & controls, and civil scope of supply.