Nola Peaking Unit, Michoud Plant

The project site is located within the Entergy Michoud Plant in New Orleans, LA.  We understand the proposed construction will consist of a gas turbine based simple cycle electric Peaking Unit. The proposed Peaking Unit will consist of various foundations throughout the site. Design structural loads are expected to be in the order of 2-3 ksf. We also understand that up to 5 ft. of fill will be needed to raise the site grade in the area of the Peaking Unit.

Scope of Work:  For this project, we will drill a total of five (5) undisturbed soil borings each to a depth of 100 feet below the existing ground surface in the general area of the Peaking Unit. The borings will be advanced by dry auger procedures using rotary type drilling equipment to allow observation of ground water conditions. Initial and short-term ground water level measurements will be made wherever ground water is encountered. The boreholes will be grouted per Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) regulations.

Relevant Testing: Strength Tests (unconfined and/or triaxial), Classification Tests (Atterberg Limits and/or Partical Size), others as appropriate

Engineering Recommendations and Analyses: Allowable Pile Capacities, Estimates of Settlement, Seismic Classification as per IBC 2012 and General Construction Procedures and Recommendations

Project Details

  • Location : New Orleans, LA
  • Client Name : Entergy New Orleans, Inc.