Stanley Consultants to Provide Design for Michigan State University Power Plant Modernization


Lansing, Mich. — The Christman Company (Christman), a national construction management and real estate development firm, has been awarded an Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) contract for the modernization of the Michigan State University (MSU) T.B. Simon Power Plant. The $37 million project will include the installation of three new reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) which will provide 28 MW of power generation to MSU’s East Lansing, MI campus.

Christman is partnering with Stanley Consultants as the Engineer of Record and Wärtsilä North America as provider of the RICE equipment. The team will deliver the project on a 20-month schedule that began in March, 2019 and wraps up by the end of 2020. In addition to three 9.37 MW RICE engines, the project will consist of the construction and installation of three Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems, and 100-foot-tall exhaust stacks, a large radiator farm, a new medium voltage switchgear line-up, and 11,000 square foot engine hall.

“We’re tremendously proud and excited to be working with the team of talented and experienced partners on this project under the leadership of MSU’s Infrastructure Planning and Facilities group,” said John Holmstrom, Christman senior vice president and leader of the company’s Industrial and Power Group. “The deployment of RICE engines is a next-generation technology which will significantly increase energy efficiency and reliability, reducing emissions and energy costs while helping the University achieve its energy transition plan goals toward more renewable resources.”




About The Christman Company

The Christman Company, founded in 1894, is one of the country’s leading professional construction services firms. The company’s award-winning services include construction management, general contracting, design/build, program management, real estate development, and self-perform skilled trades. Christman specializes in a variety of construction markets, including industrial and power, higher and K12 education, healthcare, government, historic preservation, and corporate office. Ranked at 93 in the Engineering News-Record ENR 400 top contractors nationally, Christman has more than $4 billion in construction underway managed by 400 professional employees in 8 different office locations throughout the Midwest, the Southeast U.S., the Southwest U.S., and the mid-Atlantic. For more information, visit, and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter


About Stanley Consultants

Stanley Consultants provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide.  Recognized for its commitment to client service and a passion to make a difference, Stanley Consultants brings global knowledge, experience and capabilities to serve federal, municipal and industrial clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Since 1913, Stanley Consultants has successfully completed more than 25,000 engagements in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 110 countries. For more information on Stanley Consultants, please visit


About Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information on Wärtsilä, visit