McDermott Hands Over US Power Plant
US engineering firm McDermott has achieved substantial completion of Entergy Louisiana’s St Charles Power Station, a combined-cycle gas power station in Montz, Louisiana. The 980-MW plant has now been turned over to the owner and has begun commercial operations, it said June 19.
The new plant is more efficient and expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions on average by about 40% compared with Entergy’s older units. Entergy Louisiana estimates the new plant will result in customer savings of more than $1.3bn over the anticipated 30-year life of the unit,
“McDermott is pleased to announce that the St Charles Power Station project is substantially completed and that Entergy Louisiana has already begun commercial operations,” said Mark Coscio, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America. “We were able to deliver this project ahead of schedule and on budget for Entergy Louisiana, and we continue to work with Entergy companies on two other projects: Lake Charles Power Station for Entergy Louisiana and Montgomery County Power Station for Entergy Texas.”