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Industrial Info Resources

December 10, 2010 02:45 ET

Ireland's Whitegate Gas-Fired Plant Commissioned, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Ireland's newest power plant, the gas-fired Whitegate plant in Cork, has been commissioned by state-owned natural gas company Bord Gáis (Cork, Ireland). The plant is Bord Gais's first since the company entered the electricity sector in early 2009. It has a generating capacity of 445 megawatts (MW) and can provide enough power for approximately 445,000 homes, which is more than 25% of all Irish homes.

The main contractor was Gama Power Systems Engineering and Contracting Incorporated (Ankara, Turkey), which secured the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the plant in 2007. Last June, Bord Gais awarded the operations and maintenance contract to GE Energy Services, part of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) (Fairfield, Connecticut).
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