Advanced Power affiliate Cricket Valley Energy LLC has chosen Bechtel as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for Cricket Valley Energy Center, a 1,000-MW combined-cycle project in Dover, New York.
“We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Bechtel,” said Robert E. De Meyere, project manager for Cricket Valley Energy LLC. “We are confident the expertise and experience Bechtel brings to our project will help achieve our goal to make cricket Valley Energy a trusted resource in the region’s energy supply, revitalize a dormant industrial site and create jobs and tax revenue for the town of Dover and the region.”
Cricket Valley Energy Center will feature three General Electric natural gas turbines, each with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator. The facility is designed to be one of the cleanest energy producers in the state of New York, generating enough power for nearly a million homes.
Construction is expected to begin in mid-2016 and will bring about 800 jobs to the area. Once online, the facility will employee up to 30 full-time workers.
“We join Cricket Valley Energy in its commitment to hire local workers and partner with local businesses wherever possible, in order to deliver a quality project,” said Scott Osborne, general manager for power, Bechtel. “We look forward to working with our customer and the community to make this project a success.”
This is the third recent partnership between Bechtel and an Advanced Power affiliate. The EFC firm is currently working with Carroll County Energy LLC on a 700-MW natural gas plant in Carroll County, Ohio. South Field Energy LLC chose Bechtel as general contractor for a 1,100-MW dual-fuel capable, natural gas-fired plant near Wellsville, Ohio.