SOURCE: CH2M HILL

CH2M HILL

December 01, 2011 14:15 ET

CH2M HILL Awarded EPC Contract for 738 MW New Jersey Power Plant

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - CH2M HILL (www.ch2mhill.com), a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has been awarded an engineer, procure, construct contract for a 738 megawatt combined cycle power plant project in West Deptford Township, New Jersey.

The natural gas-fired facility will produce enough power for approximately 600,000 homes, and will be designed to meet stringent air and noise emissions requirements. When complete, the West Deptford Energy Station will be one of the cleanest and most efficient electricity generating facilities in the state.

"We are extremely pleased to be moving forward with LS Power on the West Deptford Project," said Don Zabilansky, president of CH2M HILL's Power Business Group. "The start of this project is especially good news considering few large-scale power plants are currently under construction. For CH2M HILL, the timing is excellent because it follows on the heels of our recently completed Empire Combined Cycle Project in New York. In view of the present economy, the timing is also favorable for our suppliers, subcontractors, and the local community. Ultimately, we expect the West Deptford Project to benefit all energy consumers in the region."

CH2M HILL's EPC contract for the energy station includes all site and civil work, the supply and installation of two advanced technology Siemens SGT6-5000F combustion turbine generator units, two heat recovery steam generators, one steam turbine generator, and complete balance of plant, including commissioning and startup. A 230 kV electrical switchyard will also be provided. Gray water supplied from the adjacent Gloucester County Utility Authority sewage treatment plant will be further treated onsite to produce the water quality required for use in the power plant.

CH2M HILL has received a full release to proceed and construction will begin in early 2012 with commercial operations targeted for 2014.

About LS Power

LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over 25,000 MW of power generation throughout the United States. LS Power is actively developing both power generation and transmission infrastructure to serve the need for new generation and improve the aging transmission system. Visit www.LSPower.com.

About CH2M HILL

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$7 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times. Visit us at http://www.ch2mhill.com, twitter.com/ch2mhill and facebook.com/ch2mhill.