Balfour Beatty, the global infrastructure group, announced today that Parsons Brinckerhoff, in joint venture with Kvaerner, has received a contract from Calpine Garrison LLC, to design and build the Garrison Energy Center, a 309MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Delaware, USA.
The joint venture will perform the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the facility. Parsons Brinckerhoff will be responsible for the design and procurement of the balance of plant equipment and the commissioning. Kvaerner will lead the joint venture as well as perform the construction of the facility.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Ian Tyler, Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, said “The award of this contract to design and build the Garrison Energy Center aligns with our strategy to focus on the power sector. As the industry continues to shift to cleaner burning natural gas, we anticipate a significant number of gas-fired power plant opportunities, especially in North America over the next decade, and we are well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities.”
The plant will employ highly efficient combined-cycle technology with advanced environmental controls. The project is expected to begin construction in early 2013 with completion expected during the summer of 2015.
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1. Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a world-class infrastructure group with capabilities in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
We work in partnership with our customers principally in the UK, continental Europe, the US, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East, who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise.
Key infrastructure markets include transportation (roads, rail and airports); social infrastructure (education, specialist healthcare, and various types of accommodation); utilities (water, gas and power transmission and generation) and commercial (offices, leisure and retail).
The Group delivers services essential to the development, creation and care of these infrastructure assets including project design, financing and management, engineering and construction, and facilities management services.
Balfour Beatty employs 50,000 people around the world.