Wood Group GTS has secured a $24 million contract with NRG Energy subsidiary Petra Nova to design and construct a 75 MW gas turbine peaking facility at the W. A. Parish Generating Station, located approximately 25 miles southwest of Houston.
The project scope involves installation of the complete peaking plant on a turnkey basis, including a GE Frame 7EA gas turbinesupplied by Petra Nova and all associated balance of plant equipment furnished by Wood Group GTS. Additionally, Wood Group GTS will perform a major inspection and all required maintenance on the gas turbine as part of the overall project.
Work on this fast-track project will commence immediately, allowing the unit to be completed by the summer of 2013, in time to provide additional peak generating capacity to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, which serves 23 million Texas customers. At a later date, the peaking unit is expected to be converted by NRG for use in the planned commercial scale W. A. Parish post-combustion carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) project which is part of the Energy Department’s Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI).