When Florida Power and Light put into service the Dania Beach power facility Calvin Coolidge was president. In 2018, 91 years after it began operations, the service provider began dismantling the location to make way for one of the cleanest most efficient power plants of its kind. Located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the new $888 million natural gas facility lowered emissions and operating costs.
Thompson Pipe Group prestressed concrete cylinder pipe has been used worldwide in hundreds of power plant installations. Structural strength and ease of installation make AWWA C301 the most popular pipe for power plants.
Concrete pipe has the necessary structural strength and rigidity to withstand heavy external loads. The steel components of the pipe, the joint ring, cylinder and high-strength prestressing wire, are protected by a cement-rich mortar coating on the outer wall. Additionally, no special bedding or backfill is required. Additional benefits include: