By Cameron Chai
SPX, a provider of evaporative and hybrid cooling towers and other products, has declared that its Thermal Equipment and Services division has acquired a contract to provide air-cooled condenser (ACC) to a 1.3 GW natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant.
The new power plant will be built by Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion. The project is located in Warren Industrial Park, Warren County, Virginia.
A joint venture of Zachry Industrial and Burns & McDonnell, Warren County Energy Partners has offered the contract to SPX. The ACC is anticipated to be one of the biggest ACCs worldwide and the largest combined cycle power plants in the Americas. The project will be constructed at 39 ac site in the Warren Industrial Park, which is nearly three miles from Front Royal, Virginia.
As per Dominion, the power station will include a steam turbine and three combustion turbines and will be powered using only natural gas. The energy produced from the power station will be sufficient to power nearly 325,000 houses. Since the plant is near Northern Virginia, Dominion expects to meet the increasing demands of that region, which is under the company’s service area.
Due to water scarcity, the use of dry cooling systems is increasing throughout the world. The 60 Module (10x6) SRC A-frame ACC, a dry cooling system from SPX Cooling Technologies' will be installed in the power station in 2013. The power station is anticipated to be operational from the end of 2014.
SPX Thermal Equipment and Services provides filter systems, air and flue gas systems, heat exchangers, air-cooled condensers and evaporative and hybrid cooling towers and solutions to its customers.