Gemma Power Systems has achieved substantial completion for the Panda Liberty and Panda Patriot combined cycle power projects in Pennsylvania.
The twin 829 MW projects located in Bradford County and Lycoming County, PA are natural gas fired facilities that will provide clean, reliable electric power to more than two million homes. These facilities were the first projects to be designed and sited specifically to capitalize on the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation in Pennsylvania.
Panda Liberty achieved substantial completion on April 30, 2016 and Panda Patriot achieved substantial completion on June 14, 2016. Substantial Completion means the facility has been turned over to the owner for commercial operation.
Gemma Power Systems, LLC through a joint venture with the Lane Construction Corporation, was the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contractor for the projects.
“I want to recognize and thank all of the dedicated and creative men and women of Gemma Power Systems and Lane Construction who worked tirelessly on these complex projects and delivered a world class project to Panda Power Funds,” said William F. Griffin, Jr., GPS Chief Executive Officer.
“We also congratulate Panda Power Funds on adding two clean, highly efficient power projects to their growing portfolio,” Griffin said. “We appreciate the opportunity Panda gave us to again demonstrate our capabilities as we answer the challenge of building complex energy projects,” he said.
The Liberty and Patriot facilities are the first United States installation of Siemens’ H-class turbines in single shaft configuration. The single shaft power train design makes the facilities among the most flexible and, most efficient natural gas fired generating plants in the United States.
POWER Engineers provided engineering and detailed design services for the projects.