The Guam Power Authority has selected Hyundai Engineering as the engineering, procurement and construction turnkey operator for a planned 200-MW gas turbine combined cycle plant on the island.
Hyundai Engineering will build the $534 million near Dedeo, five kilometers northwest of Won Pat International Airport. The gas-fired facility is long planned to help Guam lower emissions and replace the many diesel power plants in operation there.
Earlier this year, Korea Electric Power Corp. announced it was selected as a preferred bidder on the project. Kepco will oversee and operate the Dededo facility, according to reports.
Construction will start in May 2020, and commercial operation is expected to begin in October 2022.
The project will be carried out in the form of build-operate-transfer project financing. Kepco will be able to sell power produced in the region over the next 25 years.
(Rod Walton is content director for Power Engineering and POWERGEN International. He can be reached at 918-831-9177 and firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Gas-fired Turbines and Plants is one of the key content tracks happening at POWERGEN International. The event’s education segment also includes Knowledge Hubs on Natural Gas and the Future of Conventional Power. POWERGEN is Nov. 19-21 in New Orleans.