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Basin Electric – Deer Creek Station, Unit 1

Basin Electric - Deer Creek Station - Unit 1 - Exterior of Plant Lit at Dusk

The Basin Electric – Deer Creek Station is a 300 MW one-on-one Combined Cycle Power Plant, constructed on a greenfield site in rural South Dakota. Boldt served as the general contractor for the project, self-performing the installation of nearly 14,000 cubic yards of concrete foundations, erection of approximately 1,500 tons of structural steel, and the installation and assembly of key plant equipment.

Plant equipment includes one Nooster / Erickson HRS boiler, one GE 7FA gas turbine and generator, one ALSTOM steam turbine and generator, an 18-cell air cooled condenser, and all associated piping, electrical cable and U/G and A/G conduit. Pre-engineered metal buildings include the generation building, administration / warehouse building, water treatment building and cooling tower chemical feed building.


Basin Electric

Elkton, South Dakota

Sargent and Lundy

Boldt Role
  • General Contractor
  • Self-perform Construction
  • Boldt Technical Services
Project Type
New Construction
Project Size
300 MW

Conventional Electric Power Plants

Project Highlights

  • Faced with labor challenges due to the rural location, Boldt teamed with local unionized craft trades and sourced craft labor from a four-state area to meet project needs.
  • Boldt’s early involvement helped to align the engineering deliverables to support an aggressive construction schedule.
  • Boldt Technical Services provided lift and rigging engineering services.