Switzerland-based Advanced Power’s affiliate Cricket Valley Energy has selected Bechtel as an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for its proposed 1GW combined-cycle power generating facility in Dover, New York, US.
It has been designed to be an efficient natural gas-fired facility, which will be equipped with advanced technologies to emerge as a clean power generating facility in the state.
Cricket Valley Energy project manager Robert E De Meyere said: "We are confident the expertise and experience Bechtel brings to our project will help achieve our goal to make Cricket Valley Energy a trusted resource in the region’s energy supply, revitalise a dormant industrial site, and create jobs and tax revenue for the town of Dover and the region."
Cricket Valley Energy Center will be able to meet power requirements of nearly one million US households.
The power plant will be equipped with three General Electric natural gas turbines, which each have a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator.
Bechtel is expected to start construction of the project in mid-2016.
Bechtel power general manager Scott Osborne said: "We join Cricket Valley Energy in its commitment to hire local workers and partner with local businesses wherever possible, in order to deliver a quality project."
The project is expected to create around 800 craft jobs opportunities during the construction phase, with up to 30 full-time engineering, operations, management, and administrative positions once complete.
Bechtel is also developing another natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant for Advanced Power affiliate Carroll County Energy in Ohio, US.
The EPC contract for the 700MW facility was awarded to the firm in April.
Image: Aerial view of the proposed 1GW Cricket Valley Energy Center. Photo: courtesy of Bechtel Corporation.