Kestrel provides a comprehensive range of technical services to our fossil power generation clients.  Whether in coal, oil or natural gas, we support capital and maintenance projects, ranging from greenfield power generation / CHP feasibility studies to BOP systems upgrade.  We understand and align with our clients’ priorities and strategic objectives, recognizing rapidly changing regulatory compliance challenges, complex future generation portfolio planning and opportunities for improvements in existing generation assets.

Kestrel’s staff have designed and upgraded steam and power generation facilities incorporating the following technologies / configuration:

  • Steam Generators
    • Pulverized Coal
    • Circulating Fluidized Bed
    • Bubbling Fluidized Bed
    • Stoker
    • HRSG
    • Package Boiler
  • Reciprocating Engine Generators
  • Combustion Turbine Generators
    • Simple and Combined Cycle
  • Steam Turbine Generators
    • Condensing-Extraction
    • Back-Pressure

Kestrel can provide single-point engineering for a power generation project or in an Owner’s engineer role.  Our objective is to support our clients in a manner that best achieves their objectives.

Areas of power generation that Kestrel can support include the following:

  • Greenfield Project Engineering Development
  • Capital Planning, Options Analysis, and Cost Estimating
  • Fuel System Risk Analysis and Retrofit Planning
  • Combined Heat and Power Implementation
  • Materials Handling Design and Fugitive Emissions Control
  • High Energy Piping Evaluation and Surveillance
  • Steam Cycle Review, Troubleshooting and Optimization
  • Auxiliary Steam System (Package Boiler) Specification and Integration
  • Utility Interconnection
  • Outage Planning and Support Staffing
  • Feasibility Studies and Development Support
  • Relay Protection and Controls Upgrade
  • Fire and Explosion Assessment and Mitigation Program Development
  • Air Quality Control System Design and Retrofit
  • Water Treatment System Design and Water Balance Assessment
  • Steam and Feedwater Controls and Operations Coordination
  • Control System Specification and Tuning
  • Owner’s Engineering Support
  • Startup and Commissioning Support

We have extensive solid fuel materials handling experience, including receiving, storage, reclaim, conveyance and metering services for bituminous, sub-bituminous and lignite coal.  In addition, we have specified new and retrofit systems for bottom ash dewatering, fly ash handling, sorbent injection, gypsum and limestone handling and every other solids handling service in a power plant.

Our retrofit specialization makes us an ideal engineering partner for revamp projects.  We have successfully executed projects in every area of power plants, upgrading equipment, improving efficiency and developing creative, practical solutions to support operations. Whether as part of your team or leading a coordinated effort, we will deliver your project safely, meeting the budget, schedule and quality objectives reliably.

We are a long-standing member of the following industry associations: