La Cygne Generating Station Environmental Retrofit - La Cygne, Kan.
The La Cygne environmental upgrades include emission control equipment that meet or exceed current Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) standards.
KCP&L and Westar Energy selected the team of TIC-The Industrial Company, Kiewit and Sargent & Lundy LLC to engineer, procure and construct the retrofit to the 1500 MW plant. The La Cygne Generating Station Environmental Retrofit Project includes the installation of two Hitachi wet FGD scrubbers and new fabric filters on Unit 1 and Unit 2; and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, low-NOx burners and over-fire air system on Unit 2 of the facility.
When completed, the La Cygne units will be two of the cleanest coal-fired generating stations in the country with SO2 emissions removal efficiency of over 98 percent and NOx emissions on Unit 2 of 0.05 lb/MBtu. Over 2.5 million manhours will be expended in the construction of the project.
At La Cygne Generating Station, approximately 5,000 acres, including 2,400 acres of the lake, are devoted to a Wildlife Management Area under the Kansas Wildlife and Park Department.