Gemma Power Systems won full notice to proceed to begin activities under an engineering, procurement and construction services contract with NTE Carolinas, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to construct a 475 MW natural gas-fired power plant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
The Kings Mountain Energy Center is one of two similar power projects awarded to GPS by NTE; the second project, also a 475 MW facility, is located in Middletown, Ohio and received NTP in October 2015.
The Kings Mountain Energy Center project is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2018, while Middletown, Ohio is scheduled to complete early second quarter of 2018.
The Kings Mountain project will employ about 300 craft workers at the peak of construction and provide about 25 to 30 permanent jobs for the area.
Both NTE projects feature an advanced Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501GAC combustion turbine generator, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator.