Sordoni Construction Services, Inc. (SCS) was contracted by Gemma Power Systems, LLC to perform all of the major cast-in-place concrete foundation work for the plant. This scope of work included the placement of over 22,000 cu yd. of concrete, and more than 1,000 tons of reinforcing steel. Many of the major turbine foundations consisted of “mass concrete” pours of up to 2,000 cubic yards. To put this into perspective, a pour of this size is roughly equivalent to 200 fully loaded concrete trucks. In order to accommodate these sizable demands, these pours required the dedicated resources of three different concrete plants, and up to 30 concrete trucks constantly rotating back-and-forth over a 14 hour period in order to complete.
In addition to the concrete foundation construction work, SCS was simultaneously awarded design-build contracts to construct four (4) onsite buildings that totaled over 30,000 square feet.