Notice to proceed issued on 700-MW Carroll County project in Ohio

Bechtel said April 8 that it has been selected by Carroll County Energy LLC, an affiliate of Advanced Power, to build a 700-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle facility in Carroll County, Ohio.

Bechtel will be responsible for engineering, procurement, construction and start-up of the Carroll County Energy Facility. Bechtel Enterprises partnered with Advanced Power in the development of the project.

“We are proud to be working with Carroll County Energy LLC to help deliver this new facility. We have extensive experience successfully delivering combined-cycle facilities and we look forward to delivering a quality facility that will meet the growing energy needs of the region,” said Scott Osborne, Operations Manager for Power, Bechtel.

“This is an important project that will offer a significant stimulus for the economy of Carroll County. We look forward to continuing our collaborative working relationship with Bechtel as we move from the development phase into construction,” said Tom Spang, CEO of Advanced Power.  

Bechtel has received full notice to proceed and construction work will begin immediately. The plant is scheduled to open for commercial operation in 2017.

Advanced Power had announced April 7 that it had successfully closed a $899 million project financing – with its partners TIAA-CREFChubu Electric Power Co., Ullico and Prudential Capital Group providing $411 million in equity commitments, and BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole and eight other commercial banks providing $488 million in senior secured credit facilities – for the Carroll County Energy project. The facility will feature two General Electric 7F.05 gas turbines and a D602 steam turbine. EthosEnergy will operate the facility and Advanced Power will remain as the construction and asset manager.

Bechtel is a global leader in the design and execution of complex power projects and has been at the forefront of the power industry for more than 60 years. The company has successfully completed combined-cycle projects around the world including the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Brazil, Taiwan, Egypt, India, Turkey and Mexico.

Carroll County Energy is a subsidiary of Advanced Power AG, a leading energy development company with offices in Boston and London. Advanced Power’s management has a proven track record of developing more than 9,400 MW of power generation projects worldwide.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.