Black & Veatch to come up with $600m combined cycle project in New Jersey

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Black & Veatch has recently been selected to perform engineering, procurement and construction management (EpCM) services for PSEG Power’s 540 MW Sewaren 7 combined-cycle project, at a cost of $600 million. 



The new dual-fuel gas turbine project, being developed to deliver power to the PJM market in time for the summer of 2018, is likely to begin construction in 2016 at PSEG’s existing power station site in Woodbridge, New Jersey.


The facility is likely to feature GE’s H-Class combustion turbine and deliver greater resilience and flexibility through dual-fuel capability. The project was finalized after clearing the PJM Reliability Pricing Model Base Residual Auction in August 2015. 


Dual-fuel capability allows the plant operator to generate power using ultra-low sulfur distillate (ULSD) fuel oil in the event of a gas supply shortfall. With more gas-fired generation being developed in the northeast, fuel security and reliability has been a major focus in PJM’s capacity market planning.


Dean Oskvig, President of Black & Veatch’s energy business said, “When completed, Sewaren 7 will serve as a highly efficient, reliable power source within PJM, the nation’s largest wholesale energy market.”