Utility Projects

Why Utility Projects?

Growing communities require new utilities and older towns and cities are constantly upgrading aging and outdated gas, water, electric, and sewer systems. Utilities, electric, gas, sewer, water, are critical elements in infrastructure. Many systems are in need of repair and new systems are being proposed. Most utility projects are subject to local, state, and federal regulations requiring an assessment of impacts on significant cultural resources.

What we offer?

IRTM’s cultural resource management services help planners, engineers, and construction contractors meet federal, state, and municipal requirements by including architectural and archaeological survey as a planning element of their utility projects. These surveys identify historic properties and potentially significant archaeological resources early enough in the process for our clients to weigh preservation and mitigation options including partial redesign, evaluation and documentation, or historic property plans of creative mitigation or conventional data recovery. IRTM’s cultural resource management services help planners, engineers, and construction contractors meet federal, state, and municipal requirements by including architectural and archaeological survey as a planning element of their utility projects. These surveys identify historic properties and potentially significant archaeological resources early enough in the process for our clients to weigh preservation and mitigation options including partial redesign, evaluation and documentation, or historic property plans of creative mitigation or conventional data recovery.

Solar Power Plants

A solar power plant is any type of facility that converts sunlight either directly, like photovoltaic, or indirectly, like solar thermal plants, into electricity. 

They come in a variety of types, with each using discretely different techniques to harness the power of the sun.

We’ll take a quick look at the different types of solar power plants that harness energy from the Sun to produce electricity.

Refinery Power Plants

A chemical plant is an industrial process plant that manufactures (or otherwise processes) chemicals, usually on a large scale.

The general objective of a chemical plant is to create new material wealth via the chemical or biological transformation and or separation of materials. Chemical plants use specialized equipment, units, and technology in the manufacturing process. Other kinds of plants, such as polymer, pharmaceutical, food, and some beverage production facilities, power plants, oil refineries, natural gas processing and biochemical plants, use many technologies that have similarities to chemical plant technology such as fluid systems and chemical reactor systems. 

Desalination Plants

Seawater desalination is the removal of salt and impurities from seawater to produce fresh water. Our desalination plants use a reverse osmosis process. Seawater is pumped into the desalination plant from the ocean and passes through pre-treatment filtration to remove most of the large and small particles.

The filtered seawater is then forced under pressure through special membranes whereby the osmosis process that normally occurs in nature is reversed. The pores in the membranes are so tiny that salt, bacteria, viruses and other impurities are separated from the seawater. In essence, they act like microscopic strainers. About half of the water that enters the plant from the sea becomes fresh drinking water.