Gemma Power Systems achieved substantial completion of the NTE Middletown Energy Center in Middletown, Ohio. Gemma constructed the facility under an engineering, procurement and construction services contract with NTE Ohio LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy.
Officials from Gemma joined NTE, state and local officials and representatives of major contractors on the project at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility on May 21. The Middletown Energy Center was certified for commercial operation and was dispatched to the grid on May 21.
The Ohio project is the sister project to the Kings Mountain Energy Center, also a 475 MW facility, located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. It is scheduled to be completed later this year.
Employees constructing the Middletown Energy Center also achieved 1.5 million safe work hours. The Middletown Energy Center project employed approximately 600 craft workers at the peak of construction and will employ approximately 25 permanent workers.
The project features an advanced Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501GAC combustion turbine generator, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator.