Abbott Power Plant’s 77-year-old south stack was taken down in much the same way it went up, one piece at a time. Crews disassembled the 197-foot concrete stack, with work anticipated for completion during the summer.
Abbott is replacing the recently decommissioned stack and two 1970s boilers with two new low-emission, high-efficiency Babcock & Wilcox gas boilers. The new boilers, which utilize shorter stacks, will be operational by December. Steam and electricity production service to campus buildings and plant access for educational tours and research will remain uninterrupted during the work.