Duke In Pictures: Duke Blue Boiler

A new boiler was recently delivered to the West Campus Steam Plant

This 31-ton boiler was delivered to Duke Oct. 8 as part of continued renovations to the West Campus Steam Plant on Coal Pile Drive. The plant is being retrofitted for natural gas after Duke ended its use of coal on April 14

Renovations to the West Campus steam plant are anticipated to be completed by October 2012. In addition to replacing coal-burning boilers, Facilities has planned electrical and fire protection upgrades throughout the facility. All existing coal handling equipment will be removed, exposing the original brick structure, which will be restored. The project also includes a major refurbishment of the structure and interior finishes. A portion of the area surrounding the plant will be used to accommodate oil loading station utilities, improved landscaping and plant service parking.

Photo courtesy of Lend Lease Group