Fluor and Clean Energy Future have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide development support for the 940MW Trumbull Energy Center and 955MW Oregon Energy Center planned to be built in Ohio, US.

Said to be among the most energy efficient generating plants in the region, the Trumbull Energy Center and Oregon Energy Center will be built in the Ohio towns of Lordstown and Oregon, respectively.

Under the terms of the MOU, Fluor will be responsible for providing initial permitting and development support services for the two natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power stations, which will feature Siemens advanced technology.

The firm will also provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for both of the power stations upon receiving all regulatory and financial approvals.

Clean Energy Future president Bill Siderewicz said: “Clean Energy Future is pleased to have such a talented international engineering-construction firm leading the way for our next two large scale combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) projects in Ohio.

“These two new facilities will represent the fourth and fifth such CCGT projects developed by Clean Energy Future in Ohio, and the sixth and seventh in the PJM interconnection region.

“Fluor will be working in partnership with our other team members including Siemens Energy, Siemens Financial Services and BNP Paribas.”

Fluor said it will also support permitting and project development over the next year.

Fluor power business line president Chris Tye said: “Fluor is a leader in the gas-fueled business demonstrated by the design and build of nearly 50,000MW of gas-fueled power stations over the past 20 years.”

Construction of the projects is scheduled to commence in early 2018 while the facilities are planned to be commissioned in 2020.