Coal, Gas

Black & Veatch to install two turbines for Tampa Electric

6 September 2006 — Black & Veatch has been awarded a contract to install two 150-MW turbines at Tampa Electric Company’s Polk Power Station to provide power during times of peak customer electric demand.

The simple-cycle natural gas turbines will be Units 4 and 5 at the Polk Power Station, about 40 miles east of Tampa, Florida, US. The Polk power station currently includes a 250-MW integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant, as well as two 150-MW gas peaking units.

Black & Veatch will complete the installation of the two 150-MW gas turbines in February 2007. The company previously was awarded contracts for the disassembly and transportation management of the gas turbines, generators and associated equipment to Polk Power Station.

The Polk Power Station is one of the nation’s first IGCC installations. The IGCC process at the power station was designated as a U.S. Department of Energy demonstration project for coal gasification technology.