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Global engineering company Bechtel has completed construction of the 1.1GW Hummel Station Power Plant in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania, for Panda Power Funds.

The Hummel Station Power Plant is a natural gas-fuelled combined-cycle power facility and will generate enough power to meet the electricity needs of more than one million homes in the region.

For the Hummel Station Power Plant, Bechtel provided project management, EPC, and startup services.

Siemens, the company’s consortium partner, supplied core power elements such as natural gas and steam turbines, generators, and heat recovery steam generators.

“The Hummel Station Power Plant will generate enough power to meet the electricity needs of more than one million homes in the region.”

Bechtel Global Infrastructure Business operations manager Andy Gillespie said: “Bechtel and Panda Power Funds have powered millions of homes with cleaner, natural gas transforming the region.

“Hummel Station is the fifth facility we’ve built together, bringing cleaner energy and jobs to communities across the United States. I would like to thank all team members for their commitment and hard work on delivering this world-class facility.”

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The Hummel Station power facility is located at the retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant and is a coal-to-natural gas power replacement project.

The project created nearly 1,000 jobs during the construction period and has retained more than 30 long-term jobs to support the operations at the site.

Panda Power Funds Hummel Station project manager Royce Stricklan said: “The systems and people Bechtel mobilised to the Hummel Station site were the best of the best. They brought strong, recent experience from other Panda projects.

“This experience and resource depth was illustrated in their overall execution and responses to the challenging situations you face on projects of this magnitude.”

Bechtel delivered facilities in the US, the Netherlands, Brazil, Taiwan, Egypt, India, Turkey, Mexico, and the UK.