The Christman Company
is no stranger to building utility plants. The firm built the Moores Park Power Plant back in 1919. According to a recent announcement by the Lansing Board of Water and Light, Christman will now be the construction manager for the new Reo Town cogeneration facility
that will replace the Moores Park Plant.
“We know how important community is to BWL, and we share with them a passion for Lansing as our own hometown as well,” say John Holmstrom, Senior Vice President and Project Director for Christman on the BWL Reo Town Plant Project.
The new $182 million plant will utilize natural gas allowing BWL to avoid burning 139,000 tons of coal each year. The REO Town facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent less than in Moores Park. The Christmas Company contract for the project is approximately $70 million.
Christman Company representatives have already begun working the BWL, as well as the firms Kramer Management Group and Burns & Roe engineering on the project. They anticipate construction crews to begin work on the site in late summer Approximately 200 workers, are expected to be employed by the project, and up to 1,000 trades-persons will be involved over the course of construction.
“Christman is thrilled to have the opportunity to support BWL’s vision in bringing this exciting, highly anticipated project to Lansing,” says Holmstrom.
Source: John Holmstrom, The Christman Company
Writer: Natalie Burg, News Editor