Concord Engineering wins contract for 755-MW project in Maryland

Concord Engineering said Jan. 12 that it was recently selected by PSEG Fossil as the Owner’s Engineer for a 755-MW, gas-fired project in Maryland through a competitive bidding process between multiple firms based on its experienced combined-cycle engineering staff and the company’s success with previous PSEG projects.

Concord will be onsite throughout both the project’s construction and start-up phases for the PSEG Keys Energy Center. This project is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and will be completed in May 2018. The $825 million-$875 million investment will supply the PJM Interconnection market through Potomac Electric Power Co.’s (PEPCO) 500-kV transmission system.

PSEG will oversee construction, operate and maintain the combined-cycle plant that features two gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine. The energy center will use state-of-the-art generating technology, including a full complement of emissions controls and run on clean, efficient natural gas.

Said Kevin Best, Concord’s project manager: “We are thrilled to support PSEG Power in their engineering needs as they continue their commitment to clean energy and regional economic growth.”

PSEG Power had announced in June 2015 that through its wholly-owned subsidiary PSEG Fossil it had acquired the 755-MW Keys Energy Center project from Genesis Power LLC and an energy-focused private equity fund managed by Ares EIF Management LLC. PSEG Power said in a June 17 statement that it planned to rename the facility the PSEG Keys Energy Center.

PSEG Power is an independent power producer that generates and sells electricity in the wholesale market, with a fleet totaling more than 11,600 MW of capacity. With the addition of the PSEG Keys Energy Center, the combined-cycle gas turbine fleet would grow to represent in excess of 4,000 MW, or about one third of the fleet. PSEG Fossil operates a portfolio of natural gas-, coal- and oil-fired generating units. PSEG Power is a subsidiary of New Jersey-based Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG).

Headquartered in Voorhees, N.J., since 1989, Concord Engineering is a full-service MEP/FP and power engineering, energy consulting, and commissioning firm specializing in facility and power plant design. Specialty services include utility master planning, energy procurement and risk management, hotel/gaming facilities, higher education and commercial office facilities, renewable technologies (solar, wind, and biogas), combined cycle, combined heat & power, geothermal systems and high voltage substation design. The firm has satellite offices in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Wilmington, Delaware.

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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.