ATCO Quiets Large New York City Power Plant

Queens, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2011

ATCO Structures & Logistics today announced that it has successfully quieted New York City?s newest power plant. ATCO?s noise abatement for Astoria Energy II, the second power block of the 1,100 MW facility in Queens, N.Y., passed the project?s strict noise level compliance criteria. New York noise laws are among the most stringent in the United States.

?I am extremely proud of the work we did on this project,? said George Lidgett, Executive Vice President, Operations and Manufacturing, ATCO Structures & Logistics. ?ATCO?s proprietary technology has earned us global recognition in noise abatement and this plant?s proximity to the world-famous Steinway & Sons piano factory, a playground and residences were crucial considerations for ATCO in designing a cost-effective noise mitigation solution for the Astoria project.?

ATCO provided acoustical consulting, mitigation design, product supply and site quality assurance for the 550MW initial power block of the new combined cycle power plant and then designed, supplied and constructed all noise abatement measures for the 550MW second power block. The second power block included all structural steel and acoustic wall and roof assemblies for a 3,600 square metre turbine hall, a fuel gas compressor building, a gas-insulated switchgear enclosure, and a freestanding acoustic wall measuring 33 metres tall and 182 metres long. ATCO also designed and supplied localized noise mitigation for the air-cooled condenser.

The construction site was small and bordered by water on three sides, creating logistical challenges that ATCO overcame through creative design, just-in-time delivery of all materials and detailed construction management.

ATCO Structures & Logistics offers modular buildings, site services and industrial noise control solutions worldwide. With manufacturing facilities in North America, South America and Australia, a global supply chain, and operations on five continents, the company has the expertise to deliver a rapid, turnkey solution anywhere it is needed. To learn more, visit

ATCO Structures & Logistics is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 8,000 employees and assets of approximately $ 12 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at

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John Evison

Vice President and General Manager, Noise Attenuation

ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

(403) 813-1951