Alstom has been selected to provide three state-of-the-art heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for Dominion Virginia Power’s new 1,300 megawatt Brunswick County Power Station.
The Brunswick facility will be located approximately 180 miles south of Washington, D.C. near Lawrenceville, Virginia, and will provide enough power to meet the needs of more than 325,000 homes when it comes online in 2016. Alstom is contracted to Fluor Corporation, which is leading the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning efforts for the project.
These units will be the largest HRSG’s supplied by Alstom for the North America market. They incorporate Alstom’s OCC™ (Optimized for Cycle and Constructability) design, which offers better performance during gas plant cycling and a lower overall cost of construction. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and carbon monoxide catalyst technology embedded in the HRSGs significantly reduce overall emissions from the plant.
“Alstom is proud to be part of the Brunswick County project while also providing three identical HRSG’s for Dominion’s Warren County Power Station”, said Patrick Fetzer, Vice President and head of Alstom’s North American gas business. “Since providing some of the world’s first HRSGs, Alstom has worked to refine and enhance the designs based on customer feedback. These new units are built to perform well at base load and part load, which translates to more operational flexibility and a better value for the customer”.
HRSGs are the linkage between a combined cycle plant’s gas-fired and steam-based power generation capabilities. When a gas turbine’s hot exhaust stream passes through the modules of an HRSG, water is converted to steam which then spins a steam turbine. Each of the Brunswick County HRSG’s will be coupled with a MHI501G gas turbine.
Construction of the Brunswick County Power Station is pending approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
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