Christman Construction Company. Since 1894.

CMS Energy

Genesee Power Station

Flint, Michigan

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  • Design/Build
  • New Construction
  • $59,525,000
  • 21-acre site
  • Black & Veatch/Townsend & Bottum
  • December, 1995

The Genesee Power Station Facility was constructed on a turnkey basis by BVTBC, a design/build team comprised of Black & Veatch, Townsend & Bottum and The Christman Company. Black & Veatch and Townsend & Bottum were responsible for engineering, procurement, construction and start-up of the facility under a lump sum contract issued by the client. Operation of the facility is managed by CMS Generation, a subsidiary of CMS Energy, who also held a major equity position in the client partnership.

The facility produces 39 megawatts (gross) of electrical power, enough to supply a community of 25,000, which is distributed to local users by the Consumers Energy Company. Wood waste is burned at the rate of 55 tons per hour to provide steam to power the facility's turbine generator.

Christman formed and placed 7,000 cubic yards of reinforced concrete and performed the architectural carpentry work with direct hire union trades. Christman construction experts were key members of the project management team that directed and coordinated the tremendous number of activities involved with the design, procurement, construction, and start-up of this complex facility.

Partnership concepts were used to combine the design expertise of Black & Veatch with the construction and management skills of Christman and Townsend & Bottum. This partnership resulted in the foundation of a highly integrated, dedicated project team that produced a fully operational, state of the art facility 86 days ahead of the guaranteed completion date.

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Genesee Power Station