Newport Generation, Inc. of Irvine, California and GE Power Systems of Atlanta, Georgia have announced that GE has received contracts totalling USD 375 million to supply four gas turbines, two steam turbines and contractual services for a new 1300mw combined-cycle power plant in the state of Washington.
The proposed project is developed by the independent power producer’s affiliate, Newport Northwest LLC, and will be located at Wallula in eastern Washington. When the natural gas-fired plant enters commercial operation in summer 2004, it will produce enough electricity to meet the requirements of a city the size of Seattle. GE will provide two STAG(TM) 207FA combined-cycle systems, each consisting of two MS7001FA gas turbines and a D-11 steam turbine.
The turbines will be manufactured in GE’s gas turbine plant in Greenville, South Carolina and steam turbine facility in Schenectady, New York. The two combined-cycle systems will produce about 1000mw of power, and the plant will have a supplemental firing capacity of an additional 300mw.
The project is within six miles of PG&E Gas Transmission NW interstate natural gas pipeline and within five miles of Bonneville Power Administration’s bulk transmission lines.