Legislation to reduce air pollution worldwide is increasing. Flue Gas Desulfurization commonly known as FGD is a technology for removing pollutants from the exhaust flue gases of power plants that burn coal or oil to produce steam for the turbines that drive their electricity generators.

Geotechnology has a multitude of experience assisting utility clients construct Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) systems at their power plants. Our services include the following:

  • Geophysics to clear boring locations and identify underground utilities
  • Crosshole/downhole geophysics to determine shear and compressive wave velocity profiles
  • Environmental assessments and permitting
  • Soils resistivity assessment to assess the need for cathodic protection
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Soils laboratory testing
  • Drilling for soil borings
  • Deep foundation testing of piles and piers
  • Materials testing including steel, concrete, and soil.

Geotechnology has worked with numerous utilities, engineering firms and construction companies to meet the needs of power plants to construct FGD systems. These companies include Ameren, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc, Dynegy, Sargent & Lundy, MC Industrial, Bechtel and Alberici Constructors

Benefits of Using Geotechnology

  • Geotechnology is familiar with the utility industry and protocol relating to safety requirements, environmental rules and access protocol.
  • Our geotechnical and geophysical staff can evaluate a site prior to development to assess subsurface constraints such as utilities, voids and expansive soils.
  • Geotechnology is known for its responsiveness in providing inspection and testing services because of our large staff and extensive resources including 15 drill rigs and our own soils laboratory.
  • Testing results are available on the internet through our client web page for daily review.