NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL announced today that it has
been awarded a contract for the new, environmentally-friendly
Besicorp/Empire combined cycle power plant in Rensselaer, New York. CH2M
HILL subsidiary, LG Constructors, will perform integrated engineering,
procurement and construction for the 535 megawatt power plant with a
peaking capacity of 635 megawatts. Total projected cost for the project is
more than $500 million.
"CH2M HILL is pleased to be chosen to help provide new electric power
to New York industrial consumers," said Don Zabilansky, president, CH2M
HILL's power business group.
The Northeast U.S. is currently projected to have possible electricity
shortfalls in the future, and this new power station will help to alleviate
these concerns. Once operating, this power station will be one of the
cleanest and lowest noise producers of comparable plants throughout the
Engineering for the project is currently underway, with construction
soon to follow. Equipment installation for the new power station is
scheduled to begin early in 2008. Facility operations for supplying
electricity to the power grid is planned to commence by December 31, 2009.
The new power station will include two GE 7FA combustion turbines, two
Alstom three-pressure heat recovery steam generators and one GE D-11 reheat
steam turbine. The plant will be fueled by natural gas and intermittently
by low sulfur fuel oil. The combustion turbines and the steam turbine will
be enclosed in a building.
The project scope includes a 345 kV switchyard, 8 miles of 345 kV
transmission line, a 16-inch diameter gas line for 4.5 miles, and a 28-inch
diameter grey water pipeline from Albany County's sewage treatment facility
under the Hudson River.
About CH2M HILL
CH2M HILL is an employee-owned, global leader in engineering,
construction and operations for public and private clients. With $4.5
billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management,
construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering
News-Record (2007). The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired
company and leading employer by business media and professional
associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 19,000 employees in
regional offices around the world.
Contact: Brian Mershon
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