Tetra Tech is providing environmental consulting and permitting services for the demolition and redevelopment of the Salem Harbor Power Station in Salem, Massachusetts. Our client, New Jersey-based Footprint Power, plans to demolish the current coal- and oil-fired 750-megawatt power plant and replace it with a cleaner burning 600-megawatt gas-fired plant and additional commercial development on the 65-acre waterfront parcel.

Tetra Tech is managing federal, state, and local permitting efforts for the project, including submittals to the Federal Aviation Administration; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board; the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for Air Permits and Chapter 91 Waterways License and Variance; and the local Planning Board, Conservation Commission and Zoning Board.

Tetra Tech also manages a range of environmental assessment and remediation services required under the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. Tetra Tech conducted environmental investigations at the site, including an assessment of historic releases of oil and hazardous materials, and development of plans for remediating specific areas of concern managing regulated materials during demolition and construction phases. We are now assisting with the demolition and construction phases of the project, including site and civil design relative to grading and drainage plans, site utilities plans, and erosion and sedimentation control plans.

The new 600-megawatt gas-fired plant is expected to begin supplying energy to the Boston and Northeastern Massachusetts region in 2016.