Cricket Valley: Construction continues on 1,100-MW combined cycle natural gas plant in New York

As noted on the Cricket Valley Energy Center website, the fully permitted plant is located in an industrially zoned site off Route 22 in Dover

Cricket Valley Energy Center, LLC (CVEC) on June 13 told the New York State Public Service Commission that construction of the 1,100-MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Dover, N.Y., was 75.6% complete versus a target plan of 75.2% as of May 31.

As noted on the Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) website, the fully permitted plant is located in an industrially zoned site off Route 22 in Dover. The 193-acre property has existing energy infrastructure, including electric power lines and a natural gas pipeline, as well as a tree buffer that is designed to minimize visual and sound impacts, the site noted.

In its June 13 monthly progress report, which was also filed with Con Edison, CVEC said that centerline progress continues, with focus on alignment of all ST and CT units, as well as pipe tie-ins. Installation of BOP piping, cable tray and conduit continued peak installation, CVEC said, adding that piping progress and installation rates continued to show improvement in May.

Specific work in May included beginning the installation of the ammonia tank foundation, continuing final grading of the site, completing the installation of piping in the Water Treatment Building, and completing cable termination for the closed cooling water system, CVEC said.

Among other things, CVEC said that startup is 12.3% complete against a target plan of 10.5%.

CVEC is an affiliate of Advanced Power Services (NA), and they are both affiliates of Advanced Power AG, according to the site.

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