GE has secured a contract from Howard Midstream Energy Partners to supply three of its Waukesha 16-V 275GL+ gas engines for the new Reveille cryogenic natural gas processing plant located in Webb County, north of Laredo in the US state of Texas.

Howard Midstream’s new gas processing plant is being built with a capacity to process up to 200 million cubic feet of gas per day (MMcf/d).

The plant is expected to address the growing production of rich natural gas and serve the producers and midstream businesses operating in the Eagle Ford, Olmos and Escondido gas fields in South Texas.

Howard Energy Partners chairman and CEO Mike Howard said the company selected GE’s Waukesha technology as an alternative to other technologies that it has used in the past.

"This technology meets all the requirements of the Reveille Plant, which are the right combination of power, fuel flexibility and reduced emissions," Howard added.

Construction of Reveille gas plant began in April 2013, while the facility is expected to commence operations from January 2014.

The plant and associated pipelines will tie into the Cuervo Creek gathering pipeline and will handle multiple rich natural gas formations and deliver natural gas to customers in US and Mexico.