Posts Tagged ‘Biomass’

Project Photos on Facebook

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

We’ve added several “projects in progress” photos to our albums on the Batzer Construction Facebook page.  Here’s some of the projects we’ve recently added to the albums, click the photos below to see more at each project.

Murphy Plywood- Warehouse Addition

Murphy Plywood in Rogue River Oregon- Warehouse Addition

Biomass plant renovations for Kiara Solar in Anderson, CA

Biomass plant renovations for Kiara Solar in Anderson, CA

Renovation at Salvation Army, Medford, OR

Renovation at Salvation Army, Medford, OR

Framing at Debbys Diner, Phoenix OR

Framing at Debby's Diner, Phoenix OR

Steel Erection at All RV Needs in Phoenix, OR

Steel Erection at All RV Needs in Phoenix, OR

Tenant Improvement for Yogurt Hut at Deardorf Corners Shopping Center in Grants Pass, OR

Yogurt Hut at Deardorf Corners Shopping Center in Grants Pass, OR

Award winning addition to AirGas in Grants Pass, OR

Award winning addition to AirGas in Grants Pass, OR

Footings, Forms, and rebar for the new gym at St. Marys school

Footings, forms, and rebar for the new gym at St. Mary's school

A renovation of this lease property gave Redwood Leavitt Insurance a great new office space in Grants Pass, OR

A renovation of this lease property gave Redwood Leavitt Insurance a great new office space in Grants Pass, OR

Mail Tribune: Batzer Land Contract at California Biomass

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

August 09, 2011

Batzer Construction is the general contractor for Kiara Solar LLC’s project to restart a dormant biomass facility in Anderson, California……  CLICK HERE for the full story

Re-starting a Biomass Facility in Anderson, CA

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Batzer Construction has been selected as the general contractor to restart a dormant Biomass facility in Anderson, CA.   The facility burns plant debris from mills and from agriculture to provide steam heat for the adjacent mills to dry lumber as well as making electricity from steam powered turbines.   The renewable energy they will make is then sold back to the local utility company.

Originally built in 1987, the Biomass plant operated for over a decade.    As the timber economy  the plant owners consolidated and closed the Anderson plant, taking equipment and  parts with them to operate other facilities in N. California.

Fifteen years later, Kiara Solar bought the Biomass Plant and has decided to reopen it to produce 6 megawatts of power.  They hired Batzer Construction in May.

The plant is being reviewed from top to bottom.   Machinery is be re-tooled and replaced, and several structural changes are needed for accomodating newer equipment and systems.    Batzer Construction anticipates the Biomass plant will be going through it’s air quality control testing in October, which it must pass in order to re-open in November.

Batzer Construction has extensive experience with heavy industrial facilities and lumber mills.   Many of the mills have a Co-Gen or Biomass plant at them. The particular construction expertise needed at these facilities is exceptional skill with technical concrete mixtures and equipment bolting.  The machinery must be bolted securely to the facility structure and concrete base and the structure and concrete must be able to endure the vibrations from the machinery and environmental issues of the manufacturing process such as chemical exposure, cleaning and maintenance regimens, dust and soot.

The Batzer Construction team has been building and renovating industrial manufacturing and lumber mills for more than fifty years.  We have just recently completed rebuilding the Trinity River Lumber Mill in Weaverville, CA, and now our sitework and concrete team are on location in Anderson working on renovations at the Biomass facility.