Pfizer Boiler MACT Upgrade

Pfizer selected The Austin Company to oversee the expansion and upgrade of the Maximum Achievable Controls Technology (MACT) of its Portage, Michigan, central plant.

Project Description: 

Pfizer selected The Austin Company to oversee the expansion and upgrade of the Maximum Achievable Controls Technology (MACT) of its Portage, Michigan, central plant. MACT is aimed at improving the fuel efficiency, emission quality and durability of Pfizer’s boiler house at this location.

Planning and coordination were the highest priority for this fast-track project. In addition to challenges of an active boiler plant environment, in which the improvements took place, the project duration was short and the construction windows were shorter.

A very detailed project-specific communication plan, including progress meetings, follow-up methods and status tracking system was developed to help facilitate the project. The mandated duration of the project required phasing and integration between engineering and construction.

The Best-in-Class Safety Program was utilized to minimize Pfizer and The Austin Company’s personnel exposure to potential hazards. This program has yielded industry-leading EMR, which translates to lower costs to Pfizer in the long run.

Project Stats: 

Austin Services Provided: Construction Management, Preconstruction Services, Project Scope Reviews, Design/Constructability Reviews, Safety Plan Development, Mobilization of Contractors, Schedule Management, Safety & Quality Inspections

Location: 

Portage, Michigan

Project Client: 

Pfizer, Inc.

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