Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) has selected GE to supply two 7HA.01 gas turbines for the 785MW CPV Towantic project in Oxford, Connecticut, US.


Under the contract, GE will also provide associated engineered equipment package for the $753m project.

CPV president and CEO Gary Lambert said: "GE has been an excellent partner in helping bring this advanced electric power generating facility with world-class technology to Connecticut.

"The economic, energy and environmental benefits from this project will accrue to the region for decades to come."

Planned to be developed in Woodruff Hill Industrial Park by the 2018, the dual-fuel combined-cycle electric generating facility plant is designed to generate electricity required to power approximately 800,000 US homes.

The power plant will feature two GE’s 7HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbines with a steam turbine and associated generators.

GE Power gas power systems president and CEO Joe Mastrangelo said: "CPV can generate cleaner and more cost-effective electricity for New England with GE’s high efficiency gas power technology."

Gemma Power Systems is the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project, which is expected to create approximately 1,800 new jobs during its operating life.

The project was initially approved as a 512MW project in 1999, but could not be built due to market conditions.

However, in 2012, CPV partnered with GE Energy Financial Services to redevelop the project.

According to a study by the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA), the CPV Towantic project is expected to create more than 2,300 jobs during construction phase.

Image: Illustration of CPV Towantic Energy Center in Oxford, Connecticut, US. Photo: courtesy of General Electric.