The FINANCIAL — At a gala banquet at POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas, Nev., on December 12, Power Engineering magazine’s editors recognized the 2011 Projects of the Year Award finalists and announced three winners and six honorable mentions, according to Justmeans News.
This year’s Projects of the Year Award winners and honorable mentions represented facilities and/or technology that signified excellence in three categories: coal-fired, gas-fired and renewable energy.Empire Generating Co, LLC’s Empire Generating Plant is a 535 MW natural gas fired combined-cycle power plant in New York State.
The plant features power island equipment provided by CH2M Hill including two GE 7FA dual fuel combustion turbine generators, two Alstom triple pressure heat recovery steam generators, one grey market GE D-11 reheat steam turbine generator and one GEA eleven-cell low noise and plume abated cooling tower. The plant is designed to provide peaking power up to 635 MW, has cogeneration capability and is capable of running on low sulfur fuel oil. Power island equipment installation began in early 2009.
Noise mitigation measures installed at the plant include low noise fans, silencers, Enkamat underlayment and a sound wall at the cooling tower, sound barricades and stack silencers at the heat recovery steam generators and sound-insulated buildings for the combustion and steam turbines and boiler feed water pumps.