MT. COFFEE HYDROELECTRIC DAM in LIBERIA
The 1960s saw the completion of Mt. Coffee Hydroelectric Dam, a major international project (#3090). The site on the St. Paul River was selected after exhaustive river-flow investigations. The main dam consisted of earth and rock fill across the main river channel. The dam created a reservoir with sufficient capacity to absorb fluctuations in power demand, develop head, and divert the river to the forebay area. Two 34 megawatt turbines were installed. Stanley Engineering Company provided design, specification, and construction services.
Dedicated in 1967 and was the company’s largest overseas project to date. The plant was looted and destroyed in the 1990s during the first Liberian civil war. Stanley Consultants is currently conducting investigations to rebuild and upgrade the facility to once again provide power to Liberia.
IOWA’S FIRST REGIONAL PLANNING PROGRAM
Project #3722 was the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the first regional agency established in Iowa. Work included development of base maps; background studies; the development of a comprehensive plan for land use, and improvements to Corning’s central business district. Implementation programs including zoning, subdivision regulations and a capital improvements program for Corning and Adams County.
OHIO’S FIRST STATEWIDE PLAN FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION
In 1965 Stanley Consultants prepared Ohio’s first statewide recreation plan (Project #3890). The following year additional work was authorized by the Department of Natural Resources (Project #4401) including an exhaustive inventory of private and public recreation facilities in a 10-county region. A system of qualitative resource evaluations used to identify areas of recreational potential was developed during this study.
A complete update and revision of the statewide plan was initiated in 1969 and finished in 1971 (Project #4868). Extensive field work was conducted to inventory the existing recreational facilities and to identify areas of potential opportunity. The final plan covering the years 1971-1977, was contained in 3,370 reports, all printed and assembled by Stanley Consultants’ reprographics department. Total weight of all reports was 8,376 pounds.
SAFEGUARD MISSILE SITE
Project #4896 consisted of the preparation of plans and specifications for the Safeguard missile site radar (MSR) near Great Falls, Montana. The MSR provided control of the Safeguard missile system which protected ICBM missile sites from aerial attack. The project was broken into two construction contracts. Contract one consisted of the excavation and placing of foundation slabs for the missile control building and the power plant. The second contract covered all remaining facilities. Company design work was completed under a tight schedule for the Huntsville Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
SPURLOCK STATION UNITS 1 AND 2 in MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY
This project, #4900, consisted of engineering and construction management services for an 880 MW power plant for the East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. Located on the Ohio River, the facility was designed to receive coal by barge or rail. Air emissions for each unit are controlled by hot-side electrostatic precipitators rated at 99.5 percent efficiency. Complementing these emission control systems is a completed system for disposing ash and scrubber sludge to a landfill. The ultimate planned capacity of the station is 2,500 megawatts.
GABRIEL JOHNSON TUCKER BRIDGE in LIBERIA
On January 7, 1979, representatives from Stanley Consultants, Inc. and Stanley Consultants, Ltd, Liberia participated in the dedication ceremony of the 1,400-foot-long Gabriel Johnson Tucker bridge over the Mesurado River in Monrovia. The dedication was part of the 50th Anniversary of the Liberian Ministry of Public Works.
The company prepared detailed drawings, technical specifications, contract drawings, and complete resident engineering services. The bridge design was unique, incorporating post-tension concrete with double cantilever construction and maximized economy through the use of local materials. The bridge improved traffic flow in Monrovia and reduced congestion to Bushrod Island.
PHILIPPINE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM
Stanley Consultants provided planning, design, construction management, and operations assistance to Philippine National Electrification Administration between 1972 and 1988. During this time, 109 individual distribution systems were developed to bring the number of electrified towns in the country from just 26 to well over 1,000.
This program became a model for similar rural electrification developments in Asia and throughout the world. The project numbers were #5705 and #7500.
BINTULU DEEP WATER PORT in MALAYSIA
The port of Bintulu is situated on the island of Boreno with navigation access to the South China Sea. The resources-rich region lacked the facilities and infrastructure for commercial development, so the Government of Malaysia implemented a series of planning, economic, and design studies to identify port requirements.
Stanley Consultants served as the lead engineering firm on the project, #6390. A major construction element was the dredging of 27 million cubic meters of material to form the harbor area and an entrance channel 5.6 kilometers long and 240 meters wide with a depth of 16.5 meters.
UNIT 9 for MUSCATINE POWER AND WATER
Unit 9 is a coal-fired, steam-electric generating unit rated at 166 MW. Construction of this unit brought total gross generating capacity at MP&W’s facility to 254 MW. The steam generator was designed to burn a variety of coals.
For this project, #6700, Stanley Consultants provided design, environmental analysis, and permit applications, as well as off-site coal combustion residue landfill facilities. Full construction management services, including preparation of operator training manuals were also furnished.
CRAIG STATION DESIGN for COLORADO-UTE
In May 1978, the Colorado-Ute Electric Association, Inc., in Montrose, Colorado selected Stanley Consultants to design a 400 megawatt steam-electric generating facility addition to its plant located near Craig, Colorado. Services provided to the client included planning, detailed design, construction management, preparation of an operator’s manual, and performance testing (Project # 7350). The company began working with Colorado-Ute in 1959.
NORTH JORDAN DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLY
The country of Jordan needed new potable water supplies to replace depleting groundwater sources. A series of technical and financial studies were prepared to supply water to the country’s most populous cities, towns, and villages. Stanley Consultants provided design and construction management services (Projects #7619 and #8208) to the Jordan Valley Authority to supply Amman and surrounding areas with 33 mgd of potable water.
The project involved massive pumping, raw water transmission, distribution, storage, water treatment facilities, and electric transmission line and substations. Water is drawn from a canal system in the Jordan Valley at an elevation of 700 feet below sea level and pumped to nearly 4,000 feet above sea level. Water transmission mains include 50 miles of 36 inch through 48 inch pipe.
CORN PROCESSING AND FUEL PLANT in LOUDON, TENNESSEE
Stanley Consultants was selected to provide complete engineering and architectural design (Project #7865), and start-up services (Project #7980) for 70 percent of all facilities at this industrial plant on the Tennessee River. This 200-acre facility produces primarily high-fructose corn syrup, fuel grade ethanol, feed pellets, corn oil, and carbon dioxide. The greenfield design allowed for the installation capacity of 70,000 bushels of corn per day with capability for expansion to 140,000 bushels per day.
This project was successfully completed in spite of severe schedule requirements. The plant was put into operation 27 months after selection of Stanley Consultants and 24 months after selection of the plant site location.