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JEA – Concrete Restoration of Unit #2 Cooling Tower (2005-2006)

JEA Cooling Tower (Jacksonville Electric Authority)Jacksonville Electric Authority/Florida Power & Light Company operates two coal fired 640 MW power plants at the St. Johns River Power Plant in Jacksonville, Florida. Corrosion related damage to Unit #2 Natural Draft Cooling Tower had progressed to the point where structural integrity and safety was a concern. The tower was built in 1985 (at a cost of over $50 million) and is 450 feet high and 320 feet in diameter. Existing Structures Engineering, Inc. (ESE) was hired to perform an engineering condition survey coupled with recommendations, and repair/remediation design. The scope of the project ultimately grew to include construction engineering and inspection.     Read More