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B&V Installing Two Peaking Gas Turbines for Tampa's Polk Station

Posted on September 6, 2006

Black & Veatch has been awarded a contract to install two 150 MW turbines at Tampa Electric Company’s Polk Power Station to provide power during times of peak customer electric demand.

The GE 7FA simple-cycle natural gas turbines will be Units 4 and 5 at the Polk Power Station, about 64 km east of Tampa, Florida. The Polk power station currently includes a 250 MW integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant, as well as two 150 MW gas peaking units.

“We are pleased to be selected by Tampa Electric for this very important project to provide reliable peaking power for their customers in the Tampa area,” said Randy Paulson, project manager for Black & Veatch. “In addition, these gas turbines units will increase the capacity of an already very environmentally friendly power station.”

Black & Veatch will complete the installation of the two 150 MW gas turbines in February 2007. The company previously was awarded contracts for the disassembly and transportation management of the gas turbines, generators and associated equipment to Polk Power Station.

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