Maine-Based Renewable Energy Projects
Municipal Solid Waste Anaerobic Digester
APEX Engineering served as the owner’s engineer for Village Green Ventures’ renewable energy plant in Brunswick, ME. APEX Engineering performed a technical review and assisted with the startup of the anaerobic digester. The digester has the capability to generate up to 1 megawatt of electricity, roughly one third of the current power load in the business park. Consisting of three steel tanks, the largest being 75 feet tall, the digester’s waste capacity is 850,000 gallons. The anaerobic digester processes 180 tons of waste and produces 40 tons of high-grade fertilizer per day.
The owner was focused on the quality of materials and work being performed by the selected design-build contractor. APEX Engineering was hired to act as the client’s representative for issuing necessary clarification’s and interpretations of the Contract Documents. APEX Engineering also evaluated and determined the acceptability of substitute or “or-equal” materials and equipment proposed by or installed by the contractor.