Black & Veatch has secured a contract from US-based Tenaska to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for a new 925MW natural gas combined cycle power plant.

Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station will feature advanced, high-efficiency turbine technology and a recycled water cooling process, which will enable the station to produce enough power to meet the energy needs of 925,000 homes.

Tenaska's senior vice-president for engineering and construction Nick Borman said: “Black & Veatch has the reputation for constructing safe and reliable power generating facilities, and a record of completing projects on schedule.

“We are pleased to utilise its power delivery and power plant services for the Tenaska Westmoreland project.”

"The power station will produce enough power to meet the energy needs of 925,000 homes."

The station is located near Pittsburgh and will supply electricity to customers in Pennsylvania and 12 other northeastern states operating in the market of regional transmission organisation PJM.

The project's construction began in 2016 and will become operational by 2018. It features a 500Kv switchyard and switching station, as well as 1.5 miles of power transmission lines to connect it to the PJM electric grid.

Black & Veatch's power business president Ed Walsh said: “We are leveraging our global expertise in EPC for power generation that provides clients a single point of contact across all phases of the project.

“Tenaska is committed to providing its customers highly efficient clean energy while using advanced emissions controls that address environmental air quality.”