Soo Locks Project Milestone

Crane on barge lifting boiler

Greenland’s marine construction project at the Soo Locks in Sault Sainte Marie, MI reached a major milestone as three new boilers were barged over to the steam plant and set in place. Extensive coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Chief Lockmaster and key Greenland trade partners was necessary for the successful over-water transport milestone.

As the Construction Manager, Greenland is contracted by the USACE to remove the old boilers, and deliver, install and commission three new natural-gas fired packaged boilers, along with other ancillary equipment and appurtenances. The project scope also includes power distribution and a new utility tunnel.

The primary purpose of the Soo Locks district heating plant is to provide steam for deicing the navigation lock miter gates during winter months. A portion of the steam is also used for facility heat.

Over 7,000 vessels, carrying nearly 86 million tons of cargo, pass through the Locks each year.

If you are considering a district energy project, no matter what size or complexity, be sure to get the Greenland experience on your side. Contact us today to start the conversation.