Burns & McDonnell said that it has substantially completed the Canal 3 Generating Station, a 350MW simple-cycle, dual-fueled power facility in Massachusetts.

Located on Cape Cod in the town of Sandwich, the Canal 3 power plant was acquired by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners last year.

The US-based construction engineering company Burns & McDonnell entered into a joint venture with Skanska USA Civil to execute the project.

The  Canal 3 Generating Station, which is located on a 12-acre site adjacent to an existing, affiliated two-unit power generation facility, broke ground in 2017.

The power plant started commercial operation in June as a peaking unit available to provide capacity to the ISO-New England grid.

Burns & McDonnell president of the Energy Group Rick Halil said: “Canal 3 is a great example of how new advanced-class gas turbine technology can provide very economical grid support with industry-leading fast start capability to reach full load in under 10 minutes.

“This was a great project thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team and client support that went above and beyond every step of the way.”

According to the company, the Canal 3 project achieved cost efficiencies by utilising existing transmission interconnections, a natural gas pipeline and fuel storage tanks.

The power plant features the first GE 7HA.02 gas turbine operating in simple-cycle mode to be fitted with hot selective catalytic reduction (SCR) equipment.

An affiliate of NRG Energy delivered project management services for the power plant’s owner.

Utilising natural gas as its primary fuel source, the new dual-fuel power facility can switch to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel if required.

Stonepeak acquired Canal Units 1 and 2 in 2018

In March 2018, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners had signed an agreement to acquire Canal Units 1 and 2  with a combined capacity of approximately 1.1GW. The closing purchase price was expected to be approximately $390.3 (£318m).