Biogas Plant Construction
Since UCI’s completion of an expansion to Dodge City’s south wastewater treatment plant in 2004, the City had been exploring ways to use raw biogas that the plant created. In 2014 UCI developed initial site and equipment layout to the City for a biogas facility and after unanimous approval by City Council, UCI was engaged to build the innovative new facility. The new biogas facility cleans raw gas turning it into an environmentally friendly fuel. This process is the first of its kind in Kansas and is expected to generate approximately $3 million in revenue each year it operates.
Our long standing relationship with the City of Dodge City and history with the wastewater treatment plant gave us the experience and expertise to successfully complete this very complicated and technical project. Some items in the scope that we were able to excel in included:
• Approximately 2,300 linear feet of FRP gas feed pipe, 20,000 linear feet of process stainless steel and carbon steel pipe
• Gas collection off of two separate anaerobic lagoons
• Installation and start-up of complicated and technical process equipment
• Logistics for setting of 22 individual equipment vessels and skids weighing up to 60,000 lbs. each
The project has received many awards from groups including the EPA, American Biogas Council and American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas.