With growing global concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), Doherty Engineering Inc. would like to inform you of the measures that we have undertaken towards safeguarding the health and safety of our clients and employees while ensuring our ability to continue to meet and address your engineering needs. The health, safety and well-being of our clients and employees is our top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time.
Our office is physically closed but virtually open, all business operations are continuing as usual. We have, and always have had, the ability for our staff to work remotely and many are already doing so. To limit the spread of infection, we encourage all meetings to be held via conference call.
Furthermore, we have advised our employees to follow the public health authorities' guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel. We have significantly limited business travel and insist employees to leverage technology to hold business meetings whenever possible.
We continue to closely monitor ongoing developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak, as well as the guidelines and recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and will keep you informed of our procedures as circumstances change.
Please be assured that we are implementing all reasonable measures to continue to provide you with our usual level of service while ensuring the health and safety of our team. We hope that you, your families, and colleagues remain safe and healthy as this global health challenge unfolds. If you have any questions about the above, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
DEI provided the detailed feasibility study that lead to the full engineering design of a 4.6 MW gas turbine ‘Quattro-Gen’ facility in Brantford. Our unique Quattro-Gen design produces four forms of energy; Electricity, Steam, Hot water and Chilled water, to maximize the overall plant efficiency to almost 90%. This project was in part realized by assessing all of the Ontario Power Authority opportunities including the CHPSOP and SaveONenergy programs.
DEI are assisting Ontario Power Generation (OPG) with works and field surveillance associated with the Nanticoke Generating Station Auxiliary Boiler procurement and installation. The Boiler procurement will be complete with dedicated building enclosure and tie-ins. DEI is providing the technical oversight which includes, ensuring compliance with detailed technical specifications, adherence to inspection and test plan requirements. DEI is also assisting OPG with problem resolution regarding non-conformance issues.
DEI acted as owner’s engineer following the turnkey tender process for front-end engineering design and provided the preliminary and detailed engineering studies for Biomass Cogeneration Analysis on the existing Ajax Steam Plant site. This facility will become one of the few biomass-fired power plants in Ontario, and provide steam to a local district heating system, a feature which at this time, is believed to be unique to biomass power plants in Ontario. Front-end engineering and design consisted of preliminary equipment selection, specifications, PFD’s, P&ID’s, and general arrangement drawings based on three steam turbines (HP 9.375 MW, LP 9.375 MW, LP 7.25 MW). District steam distribution system upgrades were performed including steam and stress analysis and manhole system upgrades.