The construction of a new 475-MW natural gas-fired power plant is likely to commence at a facility in Middleton, Ohio, according to Gemma Power Systems (GPS). The company said it has received Interim Notice to Proceed (INTP) to commence activities under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services (EPC) contract with NTE Ohio LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to begin construction of the new plant.
The Ohio project will feature an advanced Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) M501GAC combustion turbine generator, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator. It is one of two similar projects which GPS is contracted to perform for NTE; the second project is located in Kings Mountain, NC for NTE Carolinas LLC.
The Middletown Energy Center project, which has a contract value of approximately $300 million, is likely to be completed in the second quarter of 2018. The Kings Mountain Energy Center project is expected to be released in September and completed later in 2018.