Florida Power & Light selects Burns and Roe as architect/engineer of the New Jamaica Bay Peaking Facility

Feb. 19, 2003 — Burns and Roe was selected by Florida Power & Light (FPL) to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the new Jamaica Bay Peaking Facility to be located in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York.

This is one of many peaking plants that Burns and Roe has designed and constructed within the past three years.

The Jamaica Bay Facility will produce 54 megawatts power in peaking conditions with one Pratt & Whitney Swift PAC FT8-1, simple cycle, dual fuel gas turbine generating the power. The new facility will be adjacent to FPL Energy’s existing Bayswater Energy Center and will be capable of using fuel oil or natural gas to generate electricity. FPL Energy expects to complete construction of the Jamaica Bay Energy Center by early summer, 2003, in time to provide power during the area’s warm summer months.

“As the energy demands in the New York Metropolitan Area continue to increase, we will be responsive to customers, like FPL, in their quest to bring more fast-track power projects on-line,” stated Joseph Umberto, Vice President of Business Development.

Burns and Roe is a full-service engineering, construction, operations and maintenance firm headquartered in Oradell, New Jersey. With over 1,400 personnel worldwide, Burns and Roe provides comprehensive services for private and governmental clients in the power, infrastructure and government service industries. Engineering News Record ranked Burns and Roe as No. 7 in the publication’s 2002 list of the Top Power Engineering Design Firms. For more information on Burns and Roe, please contact the company at (201) 265-2000 or through its website,