Bechtel-built Cogeneration Facility Fires Up In Texas

Houston, TX - November 28, 2001 Conoco Energy Solutions announced the start of commercial operation at the SRW Cogeneration Limited Partnership facility in Orange County, Texas.The 420-megawatt, natural gas-fired cogeneration plant, owned by SRW Cogeneration Limited Partnership, is located at DuPont's Sabine River Works facility. The limited partnership is comprised of subsidiaries of Conoco and NRG Energy Inc., each holding a 50 percent interest in the venture. Conoco was project manager for the construction of the facility, while Bechtel performed engineering, procurement and construction.
Conoco will supply natural gas to the cogeneration facility, building upon its long-standing relationship as DuPont's fuels supplier at Sabine River Works. Power marketing services for the facility will be managed by NRG Power Marketing Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A portion of the power and all the steam generated by the new plant will be sold to DuPont for use at Sabine River Works. The balance of electricity will flow onto Entergy's transmission facility and will be marketed throughout the Southeastern Reliability Council.

In addition to the SRW Cogeneration Limited Partnership facility, Conoco has interests in two other cogeneration plants: a 440-megawatt facility near Corpus Christi, Texas; and a 225-megawatt plant close to the company's Lake Charles, Louisiana, refinery.

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