Combined Cycle, New Projects

Construction begins on 758 MW natural gas-fired power plant

Bechtel said it broke ground on the 758 MW Panda Sherman combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Bechtel and Siemens (NYSE: SI) are designing and building the project for Panda Sherman Power LLC, an affiliate of Panda Power Funds. Engineering, procurement and manufacturing work is already under way. Commercial operations of the plant are expected to begin in 2014.

Bechtel and Siemens are also the EPC contractors for the 758 MW Panda Temple Generating Station in Temple, Texas. That plant is expected to begin commercial operations in 2014 as well.

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