Matrix says Calpine’s Garrison plant in Delaware is substantially complete

Matrix Service Co. (Nasdaq: MTRX) said June 4 that its subsidiary, Matrix North American Construction (Matrix NAC), has reached substantial completion on Calpine Corp.’s (NYSE: CPN) Garrison Energy Center, which was built under an acquired EPC joint venture with Parsons Brinckerhoff.

“We are pleased to announce that this project is substantially complete and as such Calpine is in commercial operation of the facility,” said Matrix Service President and CEO John R. Hewitt. “We are proud of our team’s commitment to ensuring safe, high quality work and in meeting our delivery obligations under a difficult delivery schedule. While we will be completing various punch list activities during the coming weeks, we expect to complete the project within our previous forecast.”

Calpine Executive Vice President of Power Operations John Adams said: “Matrix NAC’s expertise in combined cycle power plants, together with their commitment to quality and timeliness has been invaluable. We are excited to bring this state-of-the-art plant online.”

The Garrison Energy Center, located in Dover, Delaware, is a 309-MW facility that employs highly-efficient combined cycle gas-fired technology and advanced environmental controls.

Calpine at the same time is advancing its plans for a second 309-MW, gas-fired project through the queue process at PJM Interconnection. PJM, in a Facilities Study dated December 2014, said the company has proposed a 309 MWE (309 MWC, 309 MW MFO) natural gas-fueled 1×1 combined cycle facility. The project is to be located in the Garrison Oak Technical Park in Dover, Delaware, utilizing the same site as the company’s previous queue project #W3-032A, which is the plant that has just been completed.

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