Anchorage Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) expects that the 120-MW replacement project for the George M. Sullivan Plant 2 will have a capital cost of roughly $275m.
Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) recently announced that it had landed the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the new combined-cycle project.
The existing power units at the Sullivan plant will be available for a period of time as emergency backup generation as they have duel fuel capability, an ML&P spokesperson said Jan. 15.
Construction of the plant is expected to be complete in September 2016. An estimated 200 people will be employed by Quanta at peak construction, the ML&P spokesperson said.
Anchorage Municipal has about 370 MW of generating capacity in its fleet. The municipal utility is a 30% owner of the Southcentral Power Project along with partner/operator Chugach Electric Association (CEA). The 183-MW, gas-fired power plant contains three turbines and one steam turbine, each coupled with a generator. The plant is expected to operate in combined-cycle mode most of the time.