Gemma Power Systems has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services contract from power generation company NTE Connecticut.

Under the agreement, Gemma will be responsible for the construction of a 650MW natural gas-fired power plant called Killingly Energy Center in Killingly, Connecticut.

Gemma Power Systems co-president Charles Collins IV said: “This will be the fourth project for the team of NTE, MHPS and Gemma and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to design and build another state-of-the-art energy project and to have it located in our home state of Connecticut.

“This project provides Gemma with another opportunity to use Connecticut labour which has successfully supported Gemma on past projects.”

Construction work at the site is expected to begin this year and the facility will be developed by NTE Energy (NTE).

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) will supply the power train for the natural gas-fired power plant.

The power train will be equipped with an M501JAC gas turbine and a TC2F steam turbine in a multi-shaft configuration.

In another development, Gemma signed an EPC services contract with ESC Brooke County Power I. The contract is for a 920MW natural gas-fired power plant, in West Virginia’s Brooke County.

The facility is being developed by Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC) and the construction works at the site are also expected to begin this year after achieving financial close for the project.

ESC president Drew Dorn said: “ESC Brooke County PowerI, LLC will create jobs, source fuel regionally, and use state-of-the-art generation technology for maximum efficiency and minimum emissions.

“We look forward to working alongside Gemma and General Electric to bring this significant plant capable of powering the equivalent of 700,000 homes to completion.”