Category Archives: Boiler Plant Controls

SAW-Greenland Joint Venture Successful in Boiler Plant Project Bid

A Joint Venture between Greenland Enterprises and SAW Contracting has been awarded a $16.5M project to replace three boilers at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. The combination of each company’s experience and expertise ultimately created the best offering for the Department of Veterans Affairs in awarding this project.

The project involves building a new boiler plant and replacing three water tube boilers with three fire tube boilers, along with new controls and related systems. The boilers provide steam for the medical center campus, and a critical element of the project is keeping the existing boiler plant online during construction and commissioning. Once the new plant is online, the SAW-Greenland team will dismantle and remove the old boilers and related equipment.

Greenland Enterprises Selected to Upgrade Kansas City VA Medical Center Boiler Plant Controls

HAMPTON – The team of Greenland Enterprises and SAW Contracting has been selected for a $1.5M project to upgrade boiler plant controls for the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center.  The project includes upgrading combustion controls on four dual fuel boilers, upgrading water level controls and alarms, and various repairs and testing. Continue reading

University Embraces Energy Efficient Energy Plant

The University of Minnesota is a great example of a campus converting to newer technology and realizing big savings from converting to a new main energy plant.  An article on the Big Ten Network website highlights the upgraded system and the people who make it work.  Continue reading

Greenland Enterprises Tapped to Replace Correctional Center Boiler Controls

HAMPTON, VA – The Virginia Department of Corrections has selected Greenland Enterprises to replace the boiler control system for three coal-fired boilers at the Bland Correctional Center in Bland, VA.

The center is a mixed custody facility dating to 1946 and houses approximately 450 inmates. Greenland will remove existing boiler controls and replace them with newer technology designed to improve operations and efficiency. The $457,000 project was awarded in March and is expected to start this summer.

“The project is a great example of our expertise with campus-like facilities,” said Greenland Enterprises President Elton Roller. “The same attention to detail required in a medical center applies to correctional facilities, and that’s where we excel in delivering for our customers.”

Greenland Awarded Task Order Contract for VA Hospital Projects in Virginia and West Virginia

Greenland Enterprises has been selected for a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with the Veterans Administration Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network to provide central utility plant construction services for four VA hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region.

The five-year contract means Greenland is essentially “on-call” for boiler and chiller plant projects at hospitals in Hampton, Richmond and Salem, Virginia, and Beckley, West Virginia.  The award is a significant recognition of Greenland’s expertise in central utility plant construction, particularly with the unique and demanding environments found in hospitals and medical centers.

The Additional Benefits of Boiler Replacement

When businesses and institutions consider replacing a boiler system, it’s usually because the existing boiler is no longer serviceable in a cost-effective manner, or is rapidly approaching critical failure.  A new boiler plant certainly solves the most obvious and pressing needs, but there are additional significant advantages that come with a boiler replacement project. Continue reading

Considerations When Upgrading Boiler Plant Controls

Boiler plant upgrades don’t necessarily mean building an entirely new plant and installing new boilers.  In the past several years significant advancements have been made in controls and burners, allowing for far greater efficiency and turndown capacity.  For many facility managers, upgrading controls breathes new life into aging boiler plant systems. Continue reading