projects

View the pages listed below to review a project synopsis and photographs of several recently completed GCI projects.

Inspections

Florida Power & Light

FPL awarded Gibraltar Chimney International a 5-yr blanket service contract to provide maintenance repairs for the (30) stacks and chimneys at each of the (11) Generating Stations in their Florida system. The contract was awarded to Gibraltar Chimney after evaluating capabilities, price, safety, and service.

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Cascades Tissue Group

Various manufacturing facilities throughout the country also solicit our services for inspection and maintenance, such as the Cascades Tissue Group & Anheuser-Busch, Inc. As is typical with inspection, our findings and recommendations are presented to our clients timely and categorized in a manner to clearly identify repairs relative to the degree of importance.

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Steel Stacks and Liners

Cargill Fertilizer, Inc.

As a part of environmental improvement efforts, Cargill Fertilizer contracted Warren Environment Inc. to design and build a 300' tall odor stack at their facility south of Tampa, Florida.

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Philip Morris

Emergency response to assist plant service contractor to stabilize and remove the Unit #2 stack and avoid plant shut-down due to a stack collapse.

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Seattle Steam

As is the case with many of our clients, time is money, and Gibraltar Chimney develops work plans with project safety and work scope efficiency as a fundamental part of who we are. Each of our projects is slightly unique, however not so dissimilar that our experienced team can meet all of our client's needs.

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Covanta - Oahu

Erection of the 277’ x 12’ dual-wall steel stack. Due to site congestion, GCI worked in cooperation with the General Contractor in sharing the Manitowoc 18000.

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Demolition

NRG Energy

The removal of 42’ long section of 26’ Ø insulated ductwork spanning from the boilerhouse to the 700’ tall reinforced concrete chimney. Gibraltar used a 600-ton crane to handle the 60,000 lb. duct section

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St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

Emergency Contract for NYS-OGS to complete demolition a 200’ x 23’ Ø Radial Brick Chimney. Over 15,000 CF of debris removed.

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maintenance and retrofit

Arizona Public Service

As a part of environmental upgrades at the Arizona Public Service Cholla Plant, APS installed a wet-scrubber system which necessitated retro-fitting the Unit #1 chimney to accommodate the operational changes. 

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Consolidated Edison Company East River #4

Tear out of existing gunite lining. Sandblasting of all exposed interior steel surfaces. Application of a 2½” thick gunite lining including anchors. Installation of refractory anchors for the full height.

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Consolidated Edison Company East River #2

The Facilities Manager at Brunswick General Hospital was faced with a dilemma. A redundant boiler chimney was in an unsafe and potentially hazardous condition. 

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Citizens Energy

The installation of new boilers at the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Hospital meant the 150' tall radial brick chimney was no longer required. With the chimney located immediately adjacent to the boilerhouse, demolition using mechanical methods such as hydraulic breakers or similar techniques was not possible.

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Florida Power & Light

A routine inspection of the 350’ x 24’-4” concrete chimney identified severe cracking and partial collapse of the pilasters on both sides of one of the flue opening in the brick liner. The restricted work space and precarious condition of the collapsing brickwork prevented personnel from attempting a piecemeal demolition.

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brick chimney repair & restoration

Harrisburg Authority

Construction of a 46’ radial brick shell extension. Stainless Steel cap installation.
Exterior pointing and Installation of exterior reinforcing bands
Lightning Protection System installation and exterior cleaning of brickwork.

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Hershey

Repointing of Exterior Mortar Joints and Reinforcing Band Installation.
Installation of a New a Chimney Cover and Remove and Replace Lightning Protection System Air Terminals and Encircling Cable.

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Lucky Strike

Masonry Restoration Project involving State of Virginia Historic Restoration Board. Demolition of the uppermost 7’ and Install a new reinforced concrete cap and Exterior re-pointing.

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Syracuse University

Nearly 50% of the exterior mortar joints, between the two radial brick boiler chimneys at the University, was in a deteriorated condition. GCI repaired more than 22,000 lineal feet of mortar joints in conjunction with nearly 300 bricks being replaced throughout the structures.

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brick liner construction

 

WPS - Westwood Generation

The inspection identified severe cracking, hazardous conditions and potential lining failure situation. Demolish and removal of (5) sections of the corbel brick liner. Re-construction of the liner with new acid resistant corbel brick liner sections.

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National Grid - Northport

Remove and Rebuild Upper 15’ section ASTM 980 Acid Brick Liner
Remove and replace Stainless Steel liner hood. Exterior crack repairs.

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Florida Power & Light Company

Working in conjunction with Doe Run Peru and Fluor Daniel, CCI and Gibraltar Chimney performed an inspection of the massive structure.

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concrete chimney repair

 

Dynegy

Hazardous conditions from spalling concrete prompted plant personnel to contract Gibraltar Chimney to repair the structures using a two-phased approach.

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Knox Mills

 Gibraltar Chimney conducted a comprehensive inspection to assess the overall condition and structural capability to support cellular antennas. The resolution comprised of a partial height demolition and nearly 1000 square feet of concrete spall repair to the ±170’ chimney in Maine.

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Related Services

Gibraltar Chimney International offers the following related services: CEMS (continuous emissions monitoring systems), Demolition, Breeching and Ductwork & Cooling Tower Inspection & Maintenance.

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