Cricket Valley Energy’s new natural gas-fired facility in Dover is designed to be among the cleanest energy producers in the US state of New York. It is expected to create approximately 800 craft jobs during construction, which is expected to start in mid-2016.
“We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Bechtel,” said Robert De Meyere, project manager for Cricket Valley Energy. “We are confident that the expertise and experience Bechtel brings to our project will help achieve our goal to make Cricket Valley Energy a trusted resource in the region’s energy supply, revitalise a dormant industrial site, and create jobs and tax revenue for the town of Dover and the region.”
Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the generating facility, which will use three General Electric natural gas turbines, each with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator.
“We join Cricket Valley Energy in its commitment to hire local workers and partner with local businesses wherever possible, in order to deliver a quality project,” said Scott Osborne, general manager for power, Bechtel. “We look forward to working with our customer and the community to make this project a success.”
Bechtel is also currently working with a sister company of the client in building a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant in Carroll County, Ohio. It also recently completed three similar plants in Texas ahead of schedule.