HOUSTON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EthosEnergy has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Quantum Utility Generation of Houston, US for turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) relocation services for their Friendswood Energy Center in Houston, Texas. Engineering work and early construction activities have commenced in Auburndale, Florida and Houston, Texas.
EthosEnergy is providing full power plant life cycle services to the project, including; removal, refurbishment and relocation of a Siemens Westinghouse W501D5 gas turbine and associated balance of plant equipment from Auburndale, Florida to Friendswood Energy Center in Houston. The new Friendswood plant will include state of the art emissions control equipment to meet the Texas and, more specifically, local air quality requirements. Once completed, EthosEnergy will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant.
Dirk Straussfeld from Quantum Utility generation said: "This natural-gas fired asset is an important part of Quantum's new growth initiative and will provide reliable peaking capacity within the Houston-load area.
"EthosEnergy's ability to provide a full, tailored package for the relocation of our equipment has given us a value-add solution in this competitive market."
Kevin Taylor, President of Power Solutions for EthosEnergy said: "EthosEnergy developed a turnkey solution for Quantum which utilizes all aspects of our capabilities to provide our customer with a complete life cycle package.
"The Quantum Friendswood Energy Center is an excellent showcase of the unique suite of services that EthosEnergy brings to our clients. By leveraging the breadth of our technology strengths and services we are able to provide solutions for our clients that enable them to maximize the value of their investments."
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EthosEnergy is a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions to the power, oil & gas and industrial markets. Globally, these services include power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; design, manufacture and application of engineered components, upgrades and re-rates; repair, overhaul and optimization of gas and steam turbines, generators, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.ethosenergygroup.com
Quantum Utility Generation, LLC is an operating company based in Houston, Texas that was established to invest in the Americas' power generation space, and is co-funded by Quantum Energy Partners, a private equity fund with more than $6.5 billion in commitments, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages $170 billion on behalf of the Canada Pension Plan, and management. QUG's approach to investments and operations capitalizes on the deep industry experience of our team to provide investor-owned and public power customers with a unique set of physical, financial and commercial options through structured transactions involving our portfolio of assets. QUG's current portfolio interests include 441 MW of operating generation, 159 MW of projects in construction, and 2,416 MW of development projects. For more information, please see our website at www.quantumug.com.