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Cricket Valley Energy LLC Teams with Global Construction Leader Bechtel


October 13, 2015
By Business Wire News

DOVER, N.Y.

Cricket Valley Energy LLC, an affiliate of Advanced Power, announced today that it has selected Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, (EPC) of complex power projects with more than 60 years at the forefront of the power industry as the EPC contractor for its 1,000 megawatt (MW) combined-cycle, electric generating facility in Dover, NY.

Cricket Valley Energy Center’s state-of-the-art, low-impact design is a highly-efficient, natural gas-fired facility designed to be among the cleanest energy producers in New York, with the ability to generate electricity for nearly one million homes and economic benefits for Dover, Dutchess County, and New York State.

“We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Bechtel,” said Robert E. De Meyere, project manager for Cricket Valley Energy LLC. “We are confident the expertise and experience Bechtel brings to our project will help achieve our goal to make Cricket Valley Energy a trusted resource in the region’s energy supply, revitalize a dormant industrial site, and create jobs and tax revenue for the Town of Dover and the region.”

Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the facility, which will use three General Electric natural gas turbines, each with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator. The facility is expected to create approximately 800 craft jobs and once complete, up to 30 full-time engineering, operations, management, and administrative positions. Construction is expected to start in mid-2016.

“We join Cricket Valley Energy in its commitment to hire local workers and partner with local businesses wherever possible, in order to deliver a quality project,” said Scott Osborne, general manager for power, Bechtel. “We look forward to working with our customer and the community to make this project a success.”

Cricket Valley Energy LLC partnered with Bechtel to complete the development of the project.

Bechtel is also currently working with another Advanced Power affiliate, Carroll County Energy LLC, building a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant in Carroll County, Ohio.

In New York, Bechtel has completed a number of significant power generation projects, including construction of the Athens Generating Plant, a 1,323 MW natural gas-fired, power generating facility. In the United States, it recently completed three similar plants in Texas ahead of schedule. The company has successfully completed combined-cycle projects all over the world, including in the United Kingdom, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Mexico.

About Cricket Valley Energy LLC

Cricket Valley Energy is an affiliate of Advanced Power, a leading energy development company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Advanced Power’s management has a proven track record of developing more than 15,600 megawatts of power generation projects worldwide. Advanced Power’s partners on Cricket Valley Energy includes: Marubeni Power International and TIAA-CREF. www.cricketvalley.com

About Bechtel

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 58,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. www.bechtel.com

For Cricket Valley Energy
Nora Madonick, 914-821-5100
nmadonick@asc-pr.com
or
Bechtel Media:
Jane Griffin
T: +44 207 651 7907
C: +44 7919 210640
jegriffi@bechtel.com
or
Warren Getler
T: 571 392-3881
C: 571 524-3954
wgetler@bechtel.com