The Latest News About Our Work

The Latest News About Our Work 

The Keys Energy Center Power Plant Project

May, 27th 2017

Beltway Paving of Southern Maryland has performed its latest asphalt paving project for SNC-Lavalin at the Keys Energy Center in Brandywine, Maryland. 

 

The power plant, owned by PSEG Fossil, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, is a 755-Megawatt natural gas-fired, combined cycle electricity generating plant and is scheduled to be operational in 2018.  The power plant is being built on a 180+ acre parcel of land that was previously used for a sand and gravel mining operation. 


Located just 1.25 miles east of Brandywine, this plant is designed to power 500,000 homes, businesses and schools in the Prince George's and surrounding counties.  


Construction of the site began in 2015 and will include around 5,000 tons of asphalt by the time of completion.  Having just finished installing asphalt for the PEPCO switch yard of the plant, our work continues as we pave the remaining site. 



Beltway Paving of Southern Maryland's New Website 

May, 25th 2017

Welcome to BPSM's new website!  We are very excited about this new opportunity to post the latest photos & commentary on our recent projects and any highlights of the asphalt paving & concrete construction industry news.  

Feel free to browse our site and check out our list of services offered and our blog.  We serve the Washington, D. C. Metropolitan area, Maryland, and Virginia.  Give us a call today @ 1-800-660-1096.   

installing asphalt roadway

CPV St. Charles Power Plant 

August,15th 2017

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) St Charles Energy Center is a 725 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Charles County, Maryland.


Completed in 2016, the plant was developed on a 76 acre site in the Piney Reach Industrial Park in Waldorf. In 2015 Beltway Paving of Southern Maryland was contracted by the engineering firm - SNC -Lavalin Group to install asphalt for the entire site.


CPV St. Charles Energy Center is one of the cleanest natural gas facilities ever built in Maryland and the Washington, DC area due to its use of clean natural gas which helps to reduce dependency on older coal-burning power plants.


Using grey water from the MWWTP for wet cooling, this power plant’s innovative design will reduce the strain on local water resources and will reduce nitrate discharges from waste-water treatment into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.


The power plant has the added benefit of being located close to existing gas and electrical transmission infrastructure, which has eliminated the need to construct new transmission towers or power lines. This has provided significant cost advantages for the project.


Natural gas is supplied by Dominion from its Cove Point LNG terminal and Dominion’s gas transmission pipeline. The St. Charles gas-fired plant provides power to 700,000 households in Charles County and uses state-of-the-art technology to produce electricity efficiently and cleanly to help meet the region’s demand for energy. 

Installing concrete slab & footers

The Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Terminal

August 2017

The Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Terminal located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, MD has been operational since 1978 as an offshore liquid natural gas (LNG) shipping terminal.

 

During the 1980’s there was a large increase in the price for imported LNG and the terminal was discontinued until 1994. This is when the facility was transformed into a domestic natural gas storage facility by installing a liquefaction unit designed to cool natural gas to the point where it becomes a liquid at around −162 °C (−260 °F).


Additional storage tanks were placed into service in 2004 and 2008. The current expansion of the facility is designed to meet the demand for exporting liquefied natural gas. When combined with existing facilities, the terminal will provide a bi-directional service of import and export of LNG.

Construction of the 5.25-MTPA (million tons per annum) facility began in 2014, and is expected to be in service in late 2017.


Dominion Energy awarded its EPC contract for new liquefaction facilities to the joint venture engineering firms IHI/Kiewit Corporation IHI/Kiewit Cove Point, a joint venture between IHI E&C International Corporation of Houston and Kiewit Corporation of Omaha, Nebraska.


The proposed export facility will be in the 131-acre footprint of the existing LNG terminal site. No new pipelines or storage tanks are needed at the facility.


The project underwent a comprehensive 3-year regulatory review and approval process to ensure the project meets all safety, environmental, and other requirements.


Once it opens, the company says, they could move up to 860,000 dekatherms of liquefied natural gas per day. One dekatherm is 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas, enough to meet the heating, hot water and cooking needs of the average home for four days.