Canada-based SNC-Lavalin has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to develop the 755MW Keys Energy Center, a combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant at Prince George’s County in Maryland, US.
The contract has been awarded by PSEG Power, which is the power producing subsidiary of US energy services provider Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG).
PSEG recently acquired the project from Genesis Power through its wholly owned subsidiary PSEG Fossil, and intends to rename it the PSEG Keys Energy Center.
Scheduled to be operational in 2018, the facility will be connected to Potomac Electric Power’s 500kV transmission line.
The combined-cycle facility will be equipped with two gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine.
During construction, the project is expected to generate around 700 job opportunities and offer more than 20 permanent positions for operating the facility after commissioning.
SNC-Lavalin Thermal senior vice-president Mike Ranz said: "We’re proud to be part of the PSEG Keys Energy Center project because it will provide clean energy to Maryland, make the energy grid more reliable, and create new jobs and economic opportunity in the region.
"The project is the third that SNC-Lavalin has won in the north-eastern United States in recent years and solidifies our position as a leader in the US power market."
SNC-Lavalin Power president Sandy Taylor said: "Through projects such as the PSEG Keys Energy Center, we will continue to use our engineering know-how to execute projects that make a difference."