WESTINGHOUSE AWARDED CONTRACT FOR 135-MEGAWATT COGENERATION POWER PLANT
WESTINGHOUSE AWARDED CONTRACT FOR 135-MEGAWATT COGENERATION POWER
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) said today it has been awarded a contract to supply the Newark Bay Cogeneration Partnership, L.P., with a 135-megawatt combined-cycle, cogeneration power plant to be built in Newark, N.J.
Westinghouse is the turnkey contractor for the construction of the plant, which employs two Westinghouse Model 251B12 combustion turbines and a 35-megawatt steam turbine as the prime source of power. Plant construction began in August. The plant is scheduled for commercial operation in 1993.
Financing for the project was arranged by Prudential Power Funding Associates, a unit of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, of Newark, N.J.
The Newark Bay Cogeneration Partnership, L.P., is co-owned equally by ENPEX Corporation of San Diego, Calif., and CEA New Jersey, Inc., of Ridgewood, N.J.
Arthur Nislick, president of CEA, said the power generated by the plant will be sold to Public Service Electric & Gas Company and the plant's process steam will be sold to several local industrial companies.
The plant will employ a state-of-the-art selective catalytic-reduction system and a Westinghouse WDPF plant control system to comply with stringent air quality and environmental regulations. The plant's highly efficient design provides for maximum production of electric power and thermal energy from clean burning natural gas.
"We are pleased with the progress Westinghouse has made on the construction of the facility. Westinghouse's design efforts during the project development stage have allowed for a rapid mobilization of the construction effort," said Richard Hertzberg, president of ENPEX Corporation.
"We look forward to commercial operation of this facility in 1993. The environmentally-sensitive design of the facility and the power it produces will benefit the Newark community."
Frank R. Bakos, vice president and general manager of the Westinghouse Power Generation business unit, said the company's manufacturing facility in Hamilton, Ontario, will produce the combustion turbines for the plant and the Westinghouse North American Factory system will produce the other plant components.
"The power plant we are supplying the Newark Bay Cogeneration Partnership is a pre-engineered standard Westinghouse design that allows a fast start for construction and combines efficiency with economy during plant construction and operation," Bakos said.
Westinghouse combustion turbines have achieved a cumulative average availability of more than 95 percent and an average reliability of over 98 percent during the past five years.
In addition to the Hamilton manufacturing plant, the Westinghouse North American factory system is composed of power generation equipment manufacturing facilities in Charlotte, N.C.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Fort Payne, Ala.
/CONTACT: Mimi Limbach of Westinghouse Electric, 412-642-3341/
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