A "Fully Wrapped Project" The 2x1 natural gas combined cycle power plant was built on a greenfield site that was developed by North American Project Development, LLC and is owned by Ares Capital and I-Squared Capital. The facility includes two Siemens H-class combustion turbines, a Siemens SST6-5000 steam turbine and NEM heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs). Black & Veatch was the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project, which included developing the Environmental Control Program for construction activities, procurement of all equipment and materials, construction planning and permitting and self-performing construction through BVCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch. Black & Veatch leveraged its extensive engineering and procurement capabilities, direct hire union construction experience, and startup capabilities to bring together a team capable of overcoming significant challenges including a small site footprint, winter construction, and equipment fabrication issues to complete the project on time and within budget. This was a fully wrapped project, which made my life easier. I had one door to knock on. Black & Veatch took care of all the interface with Siemens and the numerous subcontractors. It was really an excellent project. Peter Rigney, General Manager of the Oregon Clean Energy Center × Detailed Design Before construction began, Black & Veatch used 3D modeling technology that allowed the client to walk through the plant before it was built and provide input from an operations and maintenance standpoint. While this type of software has been around for years, today's versions are so detailed that the client was able review design details such as the location of doors, walkways, pipe routing, valves and handwheel positions and instrument locations to help create the most efficient space possible allowing for the client to provide input into the design decision process. This review helped limit the amount of expensive changes that typically occur in projects of this scope. At the end of the day, we only had 10 change orders on this entire plant. I think that speaks to the design team at Black & Veatch, or the review process we went through on a monthly basis during the early phases of the project. Peter Rigney, General Manager of the Oregon Clean Energy Center Positive Community Impact The Oregon Clean Energy Center has an estimated, long-term economic impact of $14 billion dollars for the region. The project employed more than 500 skilled workers at construction peak. “The Oregon Clean Energy Center put people to work, it brings in tax revenue for the community, which allows us to pay for services,” said Beazley. Beazley continued, “We want to make sure we can peacefully coexist with heavy industry. We want our residents to be able to enjoy a quality of life here. At the same time we want to attract a sort of heavy industry that puts people to work and drives our economy. A successful project like this demonstrates to our residents and to the rest of the community that we can do this, let’s do it again.” Project Gallery Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. 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