June 26, 2018

Glastonbury’s Gemma tapped for Virginia energy plant project

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A rendering of the Panda Liberty power plant in Pennsylvania, a project Glastonbury's Gemma Power Systems has worked on.

Glastonbury's Gemma Power Systems has inked a contract with a Virginia power company to build a 1,600-megawatt natural gas power plant in the state.

Gemma announced Tuesday it will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for Chickahominy Power LLC to build a state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant in Charles City County Virginia.

Known as the Chickahominy Power Station, the plant will be developed by the Virginia company's parent, Balico LLC. The project begins in early 2019 for completion in spring 2022.

The project will create between 800 to 1,000 construction jobs and 35 long-term positions to operate the facility upon completion.

Under the plans, the development will house three advanced class combustion turbine power trains and air cooled condensers.

Clean natural gas will power the site located in an area where electricity demand is expected to spike as several data centers are planned and under construction across the region.

"We appreciate the confidence the Balico team has shown in us and we look forward to a continuing and long relationship with them," Gemma CEO William F. Griffin, Jr. said.

The station's name honors the Chickahominy Nation, which populated the area for centuries.

Gemma recently provided similar services for an Ohio plant under a contract with an affiliate of NTE Energy. The energy center was certified for commercial operations and was dispatched to the grid in May.

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