EthosEnergy will operate, maintain CCGT Guernsey station for first five years

EthosEnergy will take custody, control and maintenance duties for the first five years of operation at an Ohio gas-fired power plant planned to be completed early in the next decade.

The service provider will take care of the new 1,875-MW Guernsey Power Station owned by a partnership between Caithness Energy and Apex Power Group. The five-year contract includes mobilization, operations and upkeep at the facility located near the pivotal Marcellus and Utica shale gas production plays.

The $1.6 billion greenfield Guernsey project will be powered by three GE 7HA.02 gas turbines, as well as heat recovery steam generators and steam turbine generators for each unit. The plant’s generation capacity will produce electricity to power approximately 1.5 million homes within the PJM Interconnection.

“Guernsey Power Station has the most efficient combined cycle technology in the market and with our support will supply reliable electricity to Ohio through the clean burning of natural gas,” Charlie Hoock, president of asset solutions at EthosEnergy, said. “As part of our contract with Guernsey Power Station, we will recruit and hire all site personnel required to operate the facility. We will also support the project with staff from our Houston and Alpharetta (Georgia) offices.”

Gary Keevill, senior vice president of business and energy management with plant co-owner Caithness, praised EthosEnergy and noted its work on similar combined-cycle facilities. Those include the Caithness-owned Freedom Power Plant in Pennsylvania.

EthosEnergy, which is headquartered both in Houston and Scotland, has turbine and power plant equipment servicing centers all over the world. It also operates power plants, including recently taking control of an ExxonMobil cogeneration station in Louisiana.

Commissioning is expected on the Guernsey Power Station by 2022. Gemma Power Systems is the engineering, procurement and construction contractor on the project, while POWER Engineers designed the project.

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EthosEnergy will be presenter in a sponsored session in the Future of Conventional Power Knowledge Hub at POWERGEN International. EthosEnergy will offer a one-hour “Making the Most of your Generators” session 2:30-3:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, November 20 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

POWER Engineers will be an exhibitor at POWERGEN at booth 3831.

Registration is still open for the event happening November 19-21 in New Orleans. Power generator discounts are available.

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