1,182-MW Ohio Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plant Now in Commercial Operation

By District Energy posted 10-21-2021 12:56


Power Engineering


Bechtel has completed engineering, procurement and construction work at a new $1.3 billion combined cycle gas turbine plant in Ohio.

The EPC firm has turned over the South Field Energy Facility site to manager Advanced Power. The 1,182-MW South Field power plant is the second CCGT plant that Bechtel has completed for Advanced Power in the state.

The South Field Energy project in Columbiana County is now in commercial operation. The project is largely owned by Advanced Power and a investor group including several Japanese firms.

The EPC work was completed in 37 months. More than 3,600 people were employed during the various phases of the South Field Energy project, according to Bechtel’s release.

“Everyone who has contributed to this project can be immensely proud that their work will not only power communities for decades to come, but also advance Ohio’s clean energy transition,” said Kelvin Sims, Bechtel’s general manager, Infrastructure Americas. “We are looking forward to continued partnership with Advanced Power to bring clean energy to communities across America.”

South Field Energy will be powered by two GE natural gas turbines, each paired with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator. Four years earlier, Bechtel completed Advanced Power’s Carroll County power plant in Ohio.

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