GE Power Supplying Equipment For 620 MW Power Plant
By Jack Burke01 May 2019
GE Power announced an order for its HA gas turbine for the Hill Top Energy Center in Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, USA.
GE will work with Kiewit Power Constructors, the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor on the project, to integrate GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbine into the approximately 620 MW power plant project. The order also includes a GE steam turbine and generator, one heat recovery generator (HRSG), and a multi-year services agreement.
The developer of the project is Hill Top Energy LLC and financial sponsor is Ares Management, and the plant is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Electricity produced by the plant will be provided to the PJM regional transmission organization, which provides electricity to millions of customers in the northeastern United States.
“We are extremely excited to work with the Kiewit and Ares team on the Hill Top Energy Center, building a plant that produces flexible, reliable, and affordable electricity for years to come,” said Dave Ross, president of Sales, North America for GE Power. “With more than 30 HA units on order in the US alone, we’re proud that our customers continue to choose the industry-leading performance of GE’s gas technology to power homes and businesses across the nation.”
GE’s HA fleet of gas turbines has surpassed more than 300 000 operating hours and has secured more than 85 orders from 35+ customers across more than 16 countries. Earlier in 2019, GE announced that the HA was ordered by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Partners for the Long Ridge Energy Center in Ohio. Recently, GE also announced contract awards in Taiwan and Israel and orders in the United Arab Emirates.