1 GW Plant to be constructed in Salem Township, PA
Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has received Full Notice to Proceed
(FNTP) with activities under an Engineering, Procurement and
Construction contract from Caithness Moxie Freedom, LLC for a 1 GW
Combined Cycle Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant in Salem Township, Luzerne
Construction on the $800 million facility, named Moxie Freedom, will
begin this year with completion scheduled in 2018. At the peak of
construction the project is expected to employ more than 600 craft
workers. The facility is owned by Moxie Freedom Holdings, a subsidiary
of Moxie Energy and Caithness Energy.
“We’re very pleased to working with Caithness Energy and once again with
Moxie Energy and appreciate the confidence they have shown in us to
design and build another state-of-the-art power facility for them,” said
William F. Griffin Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Gemma Power Systems.
The Freedom generating project features two identical single shaft power
trains consisting of GE 7HA.02 combustion turbines, heat recovery steam
generators (HRSG), steam turbines and generators. The HRSG will have a
Selective Catalytic Reduction System for NOx control and an oxidation
catalyst to reduce CO2 and VOC emissions. The plant will be fueled
exclusively by natural gas.
The Caithness Moxie Freedom power generation plant joins two 800 MW
facilities developed by Moxie that are currently under construction by
Gemma in northeastern Pennsylvania. The twin 800 MW projects, owned by
Panda Power Funds, are Panda Liberty in Towanda, PA and Panda Patriot in
Montgomery, PA. All three power facilities are specifically developed
and sited to take advantage of the Marcellus Shale natural gas deposit.
Gemma Power Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Argan
Inc. (NYSE: AGX), is a leading Engineering, Procurement and
Construction (EPC) company providing innovative solutions for the power
and renewable energy industry. Our wide-ranging and comprehensive
experience includes 11,000 MW of installed capacity including combined
cycle and simple cycle gas turbine generating plants, biomass, solar
facilities, wind farms, biofuel plants and environmental facilities.
Additional information about Gemma Power Systems can be found at www.gemmapower.com.
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