Kaukauna Utilities ~ Badger Hydro Generating Station

Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Project Description

Boldt's scope of work included:

  • Over 13,500 cu. yds. of cast in place concrete formed and poured

  • Installing a cellular cofferdam to dry-up the existing power canal

  • Adding a new trash track structure at the start of the power canal

  • Removing the existing stone power canal walls and widening the canal

  • Installing 3,550 ft. of new power canal retaining wall with stone veneer salvaged from the old power canal wall

  • Rehabilitating the existing head gates and gate hoist equipment in the canal

  • Decommissioning both operating hydroelectric plants on the power canal

  • Demolishing one of the hydroelectric plants and converting the other for alternate use

  • Construct a new power house for two new  turbines at 3.5 MW each hydroelectric plant in the location of the demolished plant

  • Removing one foot of rock off the existing tailrace below the new plant to pass additional water flow

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Boldt's Role

General Contractor

Key Points


  • 2014 AGC Build WI Award