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Week/Month Ending June 30, 2021
Beginning on Tuesday, 06/01/2021 final excavation and compaction work continued for the installation of control panels, feeder lines, rough outs for all of the electrical equipment including switch gear, station power, transformers and the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators.

Throughout the week, ESG had met with and continued to exchange numerous e-mails with our mechanical engineering firm. They were working on numerous shop drawings and final as built drawings. ESG is waiting on final concrete pad designs and placement layout before installation and plumbing.

On Wednesday 06/02/2021, our concrete vendor constructed the remainder of the forms and placed in control breaks for the remainder of the 5,000 square foot concrete floor. Rebar was wired and laid.

Concrete was delivered and poured for a 1/3 of the building.

On Monday, 06/07/2021 and Tuesday, 06/08/2021, our concrete vendor set the second stage of forms, rebar and laser leveled for the next pour of concrete that took place on Thursday 06/10/2021. Expected Cure time is 14 to 21 days to meet 5,000psi. 4 core sample tubes were also poured and sent to an independent testing laboratory for hardness testing over a 21 day period.

ESG has scheduled Milton CAT and worked with a sales engineer and their technicians for software updates and programming for the controls of the 2 CAT G3520 Engine Generators along with additional equipment that may be needed for the engine generators and their respective controls prior to testing and commissioning.

ESG had met with the HG&E to schedule the natural gas connections and metering to the building and that HG&E had installed the gas lines to the northwest corner of the building on Saturday 06/05/2021.

ESG met with Holyoke Water Works, in conjunction with our mechanical engineering firms on the drawings of the water lines which were being circulated and ESG was waiting on stamped drawings and final approval before the construction of the water main and lines for the building can begin.

ESG had contracted with a rigging company, and tentatively scheduled the installation of the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators for Monday June 28, 2021 and the 2 SCRS and remote radiators in mid-July. The time frame for the scheduling, was predicated upon that the concrete had properly cured and a non-permeable coating had been applied to the floor and knee walls.

On Monday, 06/07/2021, our concrete vendor cut the construction joints in the freshly poured floor per our structural engineer.

ESG met with our mechanical engineering firm on Thursday 06/10/2021 and agreed upon numerous draft shop drawings and final as built drawings. ESG is waiting on final concrete pad designs and placement layout before installation and plumbing.

ESG has scheduled a meeting with SCRS vendor on or after 07/12/2021 during the installation and commissioning phase of the 2 Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems per the sales agreement.

On Monday, 06/14/2021 the final portion of the vapor barrier was laid and the grading of the ramp and apron for the overhead door was completed.

On Tuesday, 06/15/2021 and Wednesday 06/16/2021 our concrete vendor installed, expansion foam, the forms, and the rebar and laser leveled for the final pour of concrete.

On Thursday, 06/17/2021, our concrete vendor completed the final pour of concrete along with 4 test core samples that were submitted to an independent testing laboratory per our structural engineer.

On Friday, 06/18/2021 our concrete vendor cut the construction joints in the freshly poured floor per our structural engineer.

On Monday, 06/21/2021 our electrical contractor began scheduling electricians full time for the foreseeable future to begin pulling wire and feeder lines for equipment through conduit. This will also include all of the installation, all of the equipment including controls and switch gear.

On Tuesday, 06/22//2021 and Wednesday 06/23/2021 our electrical contractor and equipment vendor began the first phase of the commissioning the switch gear and transformers prior to installation.

Due to a heavy equipment scheduling issue by our rigging contractor, the installation of the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators was postponed from Monday, June 28, 2021 to Thursday, July 1, 2021. Also postponed from Tuesday June 29, 2021 to Tuesday July 6, 2021 is the installation
of the mezzanine which will house the 2 SCRS.

It is expected that the installation of the sound attenuated room which will house the 2 CAT G3520 generators will begin once the installation of the mezzanine has been completed.

ESG through our mechanical engineering company has contracted with a plumber for the installation of the 2 remote radiators, water distillation equipment, cooling tower and natural gas feeds. All ductwork and interior metal work will begin once all equipment has been rigged and installed.

A complete photographic library of well over 7,500 photographs and numerous videos exists dating back to January 9, 2018 detailing this project.

If anyone has any questions or concerns or would like a more in depth update, we kindly ask that you please contact ESG at (413) 272 – 2135 or visit us at the office for an in person meeting.

Week ending 5-31-2021

Week/Month Ending May 31, 2021
Beginning on Monday, 05/03/2021 excavation and preparation work continued for the installation control panels, feeder lines, rough outs for all of the electrical equipment including switch gear, station power, transformers and the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators. Also ESG had the contractor begin and complete the grading of the pitch for the floor drain for both the oil and water separator.

After our contractor finished all underground conduit and compaction for the 2 engine generator housekeeping pads and our concrete contractor built the concrete forms and installed all of the structural rebar per the design of our structural engineer.
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Concrete was delivered and poured for the 2 engine-generator housekeeping pads, with an initial, expected cure time of 14 – 21 days to reach 5000lbs psi.

Concrete was then ordered, and delivered and poured for the structural footings with rebar for the mezzanine on which the Selective Catalytic Reduction System (SCRS) will reside.

ESG through their contactor laid out the required vapor barrier for which the 2/3 of the 5,000 square foot floor was poured. ESG then through their contractor ordered the forms, rebar for the pitched floor for the building drain, oil/water separator and lavatory which was to be included in that pour as well.

The balance or remaining 1/3 of the 8″ concrete floor with a vapor barrier of the 5,000 square foot floor will be completed before mid-June 2021. Final curing time is expected between14 – 21 days to reach 5,000 psi. ESG will then have the entire floor coated with a non-permeable coating prior to installation of all of the equipment which will take an additional 2 to 3 days to harden or cure.

ESG has been working with, and meeting with CAT to schedule software updates for the controls for the 2 CAT G3520 Engine Generators along with additional equipment that may be needed for the engine generators and their respective controls prior to testing and commissioning.

ESG is working with HG&E to schedule the natural gas connections and metering to the building.

ESG is working with Holyoke Water Works (HWW) on the final design of the water main and lines for the building.

ESG had delivered the 2 remote radiators that reside temporarily in front of the building. ESG is waiting on final concrete pad designs and placement layout before installation and plumbing.

ESG has met with its engineering company for the remaining stamped engineered drawings, shop drawings and “as built” drawings that are required for project completion.

Beginning the last week of May 2021,final excavation and preparation work continued for the installation control panels, feeder lines, rough outs for all of the electrical equipment including switch gear, station power, transformers and the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators.

The 2 Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCRS) were delivered to our contractor for storage until installation.

ESG has met with a rigging company, for the scheduling of the installation of the 2 CAT G3520C Engine Generators, the 2 SCRS and the 2 remote radiators. The time frame for scheduling, once the concrete has all been properly cured and the non-permeable coating has been applied to the floor and walls is on or after the fourth week of June 2021.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, we kindly ask that you contact ESG at (413) 272 – 2135 or come to the office for an in person meeting.

Week ending 4-30-2021

Week/Month Ending April 30, 2021

On Monday, 03/29/2021 and throughout the month of April, excavation and preparation work continued for the installation control panels, feeder lines, rough outs for all of the electrical equipment including switch gear, station power, transformers and the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators.

We met with our mechanical engineering contractor to review the material list and schedule the rough in plumbing, including building drain, oil & water separator, health & safety and water main installation prior to pouring the concrete housekeeping pads and floor.

We selected and ordered the water cooling tower. We analyzed cooling tower configurations and manufacturer designs for sizing and matching of heat loads to the condensing heat exchanger. We also compared winterization of cooling tower using an elevated design that drained the cooling tower sump to winterization utilizing an immersion heater. The decision was to utilize the immersion heater system. This simplified the cooling water circuit by using the cooling tower sump and circulating pump for both the cooling tower and the condensing heat exchanger.

We reviewed safety and code requirements for engine room design utilizing a natural gas leak detection system. We reviewed startup procedure with Caterpillar for interfacing the engine fuel train with the engine controller to prevent an engine start up when there is a pressure drop in the fuel supply. We also reviewed location and layout of remote radiators and cooling tower with our mechanical engineering contractor to ensure there is no interference with the installation of gas lines being installed by HG&E.

The remote, high resolution cameras, NVR System and wireless communication equipment has been installed. They began real time, monitoring and motion sensing recording on 04/15/2021

We met with our acoustical design engineers and approved final designs of the sound attenuated room and mezzanine.

We approved final design layouts and location layouts of remote radiators and cooling tower with our mechanical engineering contractor to ensure there is no interference with the installation of gas lines that will be installed by HG&E.

Two 50′ “high – cube” open top storage containers were delivered on 04/14/2021 that will store, on-site the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators, prior to installation and commissioning.

We had all of the rebar and forms necessary for the pouring the concrete housekeeping pads delivered on 04/22/2021. It is expected that the 2 “housekeeping” pads (14″ pour) for the CAT G3520Cs will begin as soon as possible.

The 2 CAT G3520 engine generators were delivered and off-loaded into secured open top, high-cube containers on Thursday 04/22/2021 at 2:00pm.

All excavation work for the rough in plumbing, including building drain, health & safety and water main installation prior to pouring the concrete housekeeping pads and floor has been completed. All rough plumbing was inspected on Friday, 04/23/2021.

ESG met with Milton CAT to have them perform on-site to inspection of the 2 CAT G3520 Engine Generators and inspect all conduit runs and engine generator “stub-ups” prior to the pouring of the house keeping pads.

The scheduled delivery of the 2 remote radiators will be on or before May 5, 2021.

We are still waiting on a date for the delivery Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCRS).

This is a very fluid environment with respect to a multitude of technical and engineering designs that are necessary to meet a variety of requirements for producing and selling electricity, manufacturing distilled water and capturing CO2.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, we kindly ask that you contact ESG at (413) 272 – 2135.

Week ending 3-31-2021

Week/Month Ending March 31, 2021
Beginning on March 1st 2021 and continuing throughout the month, excavation and preparation work for the installation control panels, feeder lines, rough outs for all of the electrical equipment including switch gear, station power, transformers and the 2 CAT G3520s engine generators. Additional excavation work and compaction has been ongoing in preparation of all of the necessary controls for all of the equipment and panels to support the natural gas and electrical tie ins.

We have been working closely with our acoustical design and installation company to begin the final design and ordering for the sound attenuated components (walls & ceiling).

We have met with our civil engineers for final design of domestic water and fire suppression lines and exterior grading. We have scheduled the rough in plumbing, including building drain, health & safety and water main installation prior to pouring the concrete housekeeping pads and floor.

We scheduled the installation high resolution motion sensing IP security cameras.

Our structural engineer was in the final stages of design work for the mezzanine, floor design complete with rebar layout and engine generator housekeeping pads, drain, and working with acoustical design engineers..

We selected and ordered the condensing heat exchanger and water tower for distillation of H2O.

We have been working with our customer to work out all of the necessary electrical and gas installations, all testing and procedural & technical requirements needed for station power, telecom, gasification testing and inspections needed prior producing electricity.

We have been working with our contractors and vendors for ordering der all of the rebar, necessary to pour the concrete floor. It is expected that the 2 “housekeeping” pads (14″ pour) for the 2 CAT G3520Cs will be poured on or before 04/12/21 and the balance of the concrete floor will be poured on or before 04/19/21 with an expected cure time of 14 to 21days to reach 5000lbs psi for the balance an 8″ inch floor. The 2 CAT G3520 engine generators, the 2 selective catalytic reduction systems and the 2 remote radiators are expected to arrive during the week of April 19, 2021 and will be prepared for installation. Installation of the equipment to begin on or before May 10, 2021.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, we kindly ask that you contact ESG at (413) 272 – 2135.

Week ending 2-28-2021

Week ending 2-28-2021
As expected excavation and electrical work began during the first week of February 2021 while ESG is waiting on final equipment design and locations.

All excavation and preparation work began for the installation control panels, feeder lines, rough outs for all of the electrical equipment including switch gear, station power, transformers and the 2 CAT G3520s engine generators.

The decision was made to engage an acoustical design and installation company during the second week of February for the sound attenuated room in which the 2 CAT G3520s will be housed in. The company is working with our mezzanine company and structural engineers on the layout and design for all of the sound attenuated components (walls & ceiling).

Additional excavation work and compaction has also begun to prepare for the structural requirements to support the natural gas and electrical tie ins for the housekeeping pads on which the 2 CAT G3520s engine generators will be placed.

Excavation, compaction and rough plumbing will continue until the concrete is poured for the engine-generator housekeeping pads and the floor. Total concrete curing time is expected between 21 to 28 days.

After which the 2 CAT G3520 engine generators will be installed. The mezzanine and sound attenuating materials will be installed after that. Once installed other equipment pertinent to our patents will be installed.

The building is now illuminated from dusk until dawn 24/7/365. Next will be the installation of motion sensing, high resolution IP security cameras that will provide real time viewing of the building.

Continued work is ongoing on a daily basis.

If anyone has any questions, we ask that you contact ESG at (413) 272 – 2135.

Week ending 1-31-2020

Week/Month Ending January 31st, 2021

Throughout January, ESG has met 5 different mezzanine companies from the northeast. We have had numerous discussions on the design of the mezzanine. We are currently reviewing their costs, designs and installation schedule.

We have met with an acoustical design and installation company for the sound attenuated containers which the 2 CAT G3520s will be housed in. A preliminary design is currently being drafted. We have also conducted an analysis and forwarded along the data of the free field mechanical noise of the CAT G3520c engine generator to ensure that all sound requirements of code regulations will be met and in compliance.

We are waiting on final layout and design of the interior of the building, complete with laboratory, office, break room, utility room, lavatory and all necessary health and safety fixturing. Also part of the design is the integration of a drain, floor pitch and footing location specifications from our Structural Consulting Engineer. After the schedule for mobilizing electrical, plumbing and concrete work is fully approved, the re-enforced concrete floor will be poured by mid-to-late February.

After meeting with our electrical contractor, we expect building excavation and electrical work to begin the first week of February 2021, with feeder lines being pulled and control panels being located. We are still waiting on final equipment design and locations. We have met with our vendors and contractors at the site and laid out a variety of equipment orientations. We have defined the specifications for various pieces of equipment which include 2 vacuum condensers, absorption chiller and an air-to-air exhaust heat exchanger.

In addition to purchasing two natural gas Reciprocating Engine Generators (RECIPs), we have purchased the Selective Catalytic Reduction systems (SCRs). We have also purchased 2 horizontal engine generator radiators. We have been working closely with vendors to meet a mid-March delivery schedule.

If anyone has any questions, we ask that you contact ESG at (413) 272 – 2135.

Week ending 12-31-2020

Week/Month Ending December 31, 2020

Throughout December 2020, ESG Clean Energy has met with all of its vendors and the customer to work on a schedule that will allow completion of the project sometime during the first Quarter of 2021.

Final outside site preparation work to begin during January of 2021. During that same time period, it is expected that all necessary, permanent building electrical work, installation of paralleling switch gear and the installation of feeds from the transformers to the building and utility poles will commence as well. ESG is still waiting on final, single line drawings for all electrical work.

During late January or early February of 2021, interior layout of the building will be completed including health & safety, utility room, office and laboratory. The floor will be poured and once the floor has had proper time to set interior construction will begin.

Expected delivery of the sound attenuated engine generator sets is expected in late February or early March of 2021. After that all natural gas installation, metering & plumbing along with final electrical work will begin.

Once the sound attenuated, natural gas reciprocating internal combustion engines (RECIPs) have been installed, work will begin on installation of equipment inside the 5,000 square foot building that will make full use of the Combined Heat & Power (CHP) side of generating electricity. ESG Clean Energy will make full use of no less than three patents to sequester Carbon Dioxide (CO2), produce a variety of products with a “net zero” carbon footprint in the generation of electricity to a power grid.

There will be a testing period prior to commissioning and that time has yet to be determined.

If you have any questions, please contact ESG at (413) 272 2135.

Week ending 11-30-2020

Week/Month Ending 11/30/2020
As of today, ESG Clean Energy is in receipt of a set stamped, engineering drawings that will be forwarded along to the customer for approval.

After which mobilization for continued excavation work will take place.

Over the last 3 weeks, and through the Thanksgiving Holiday week, ESG has had numerous meetings with a variety of equipment vendors working through details that are pertinent to the production of electricity, the production of distilled water, the capture and sequestration of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

All construction debris has been removed from Water Street. Further site preparation work is being done by the landowner.

There are currently some minor electro-mechanical design changes that are currently under review by ESG’s engineering firm and stamped, updated drawings are expected within 2 weeks.

After meeting with our customer, contractors and vendors, further excavation, construction and installation of all equipment will resume and continue on throughout December and with an expected completion date during the first quarter of 2021.

There was an unexpected delay in the project during the first two weeks of November.

There will be another update for year end.

If there are any questions concerning this project, or any future projects please contact ESG.

Week ending 10-30-2020

Week/Month ending 10/30/2020

As of today, the following has been accomplished for ESG (H1).The pre-engineered steel building is fully insulated meeting Massachusetts commercial building codes and standards.

Temporary electrical service has been installed and was inspected for both the building and construction trailer and the lights have been turned on.

Stamped Civil Engineering drawings detailing gas lines and water lines for fire suppression and domestic water have been received. ESG is currently working with its contractors and customer on dates when site excavation and preparation will begin. ESG is working with its vendor for design and layout of interior fire suppression.

ESG is waiting for stamped MEP drawings for the layout of the interior of building. Also, included in those drawings will be exterior electro/mechanical designs for the switch gear, transformers and controls for the sound attenuated containerized natural gas generators.

It is expected that excavation for both the interior and exterior of the building will commence within the next 10 – 15 business days once the contractors, vendors, customer and ESG reach on consensus on mobilization.

As was stated previously, this is a very fluid environment and we are working very closely with our customer, vendors and contractors to maintain this momentum.

Another update will be provided at the end of November 2020.

If there are any questions about this project or future projects, please contact ESG Clean Energy @ (413) 272 – 2135.

Week ending 09-25-2020

Week ending 09-25-2020

On Thursday August 13th, 2020 ESG Clean Energy, LLC once again began the next phase of construction of our pre-engineered building that will house the post combustion equipment that will manufacture distilled water, capture and sequester the lion-share of the exhausted Carbon Dioxide (CO2) exhaust (net-zero carbon footprint).

As of today, the walls, roof, gutters and downspouts have been installed, and all exposed steel has been primed and painted with 2 finish coats of high gloss oil-based paint. Temporary electrical service has been in inspected and installation will be completed by the end of next week. Installation of thermal insulation that meets Massachusetts commercial building codes begin early next week as well.

Once we receive stamped engineered mechanical/electrical drawings we will then begin site preparation for installation of our domestic water lines for both fire suppression and building usage. At the same time that work is being done we will be running natural gas to the building, as the building will be metered for both HVAC and for the generators. The design and layout of the interior of the building with utility room, office, test lab and lavatory will be next. Once that is complete, excavation for the concrete floor or slab along with drainage and equipment footings will be poured.

Once that process is finished, we will further compact the front of the building, place crushed aggregate (stone) that is water permeable and prepare for the arrival and installation of the electrical distribution switch gear and the sound attenuated, containerized generators.

This is a very fluid environment and we are working very closely with our customer, vendors and contractors to maintain this momentum.

Another up date will be provided at the end of October 2020.

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