A natural gas combined-cycle power plant with a nameplate capacity of 549 megawatts at a cost of $615 million will be built on a 37-acre site in Marshall County approximately four miles south of Moundsville, upstate New York, with construction planned to begin in mid 2015, officials at Moundsville Power LLC announced today. Moundsville Power LLC is a Buffalo, New York-based independent power plant developer.
The plant will utilize $105 million of natural gas annually sourced from West Virginia producers and processors. Moundsville Power LLC is contracting with a consortium consisting of CH2M Hill and General Electric (GE). The CH2M Hill-led consortium will build the plant and provide construction and operating guarantees. CH2M Hill, a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, construction, operations, and program management with 26,000 employees, will design, engineer and construct the facility. CH2M Hill has successfully built over 19,000 megawatts of power plant production.
GE, the world's largest manufacturer of power plant turbines and generators, will provide the natural gas turbines and power island equipment. GE will also provide a long-term contractual services agreement to ensure the efficient operation of the power project.
The plant will use GE Frame 7 gas turbines in a two-by one-configuration. The project is being built on a 37-acre portion of the former Allied Chemical Plant site that is now owned by Honeywell that has been remediating the site.