Burns & McDonnell to Build 225-MW Gas Plant in Texas

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By Editors of Power Engineering

The City of Denton, Texas awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to Burns & McDonnell for the planned Denton Energy Center.

The natural gas-fired facility will feature reciprocating engine technology designed to deliver flexible, fast-start power to Denton Municipal Electric Utilities.

The plant will feature twelve 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 18V50SG engines that can be dispatched separately to balance power demand as needed.

The City of Denton currently receives approximately 40 percent of its power supply from renewable energy and intends to move toward 70 percent renewable energy by 2019.

“Burns & McDonnell has been serving the public power industry for more than 100 years so we are proud to help the City of Denton meet its goals to become one of the greenest cities in America by turning to renewables as its source of baseload power,” says Rick Halil, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the power generation group for Burns & McDonnell. “Reciprocating engine technology is an excellent way to help them meet this objective.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 for an operation date of July 2018.The natural gas-fired facility will feature reciprocating engine technology designed to deliver flexible, fast-start power to Denton Municipal Electric Utilities. 

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