Bechtel, a US-based EPC and project management company, has completed the construction of 1,124MW Hummel Station power plant in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania.
The natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant, which was constructed for Panda Power Funds, will supply clean electricity to more than one million homes.
The US company has provided project management, EPC and startup services for the plant, while consortium partner, Siemens, provided core power elements, including the natural gas and steam turbines, generators and heat recovery steam generators.
Bechtel global infrastructure business operations manager Andy Gillespie said: “Bechtel and Panda Power Funds have powered millions of homes with cleaner, natural gas transforming the region.”
“Hummel Station is the fifth facility we’ve built together, bringing cleaner energy and jobs to communities across the United States. I would like to thank all team members for their commitment and hard work on delivering this world-class facility.”
Located at the site of the former Sunbury coal-fired power plant, the Hummel Station power facility is one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power replacement projects in the US.
The project has created nearly 1,000 construction jobs. More than 30 long-term jobs will be retained to support the operation of the plant.
Panda Power Funds Hummel Station project manager Royce Stricklan said: “The systems and people Bechtel mobilised to the Hummel Station site were the best of the best. They brought strong, recent experience from other Panda projects.
“This experience and resource depth was illustrated in their overall execution and responses to the challenging situations you face on projects of this magnitude.”
Bechtel, which is involved in the design, procurement and construction of combined-cycle power plants, has delivered facilities in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Brazil, Taiwan, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Mexico.
Bechtel operates through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security and Environmental; Oil, Gas and Chemicals; and Mining and Metals. The company has executed more than 25,000 projects across 160 countries since 1898.
Image: A rendering of Hummel Power Plant. Photo: courtesy of Panda Power Funds.