• SCOPE OF WORK

    Project management, engineering, procurement, construction, and startup services

  • SCHEDULE

    2014-2017

  • BUSINESS

    Infrastructure

Virginia power plant will be one of the nation’s cleanest.

Bechtel, in consortium with Siemens Energy Inc., is building a state-of-the-art 778-megwatt plant for Panda Power Funds. The new natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant will generate clean energy for up to 778,000 homes in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Bechtel is responsible for project management, engineering, procurement, construction and startup services for the facility in Loudoun County, Virginia. Bechtel also partnered with Green Energy Partners to develop the project.

  • Stonewall will be cooled with treated wastewater, thus preventing the discharge of harmful nutrients into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • The state-of-the-art 778-megwatt plant will generate clean energy for up to 778,000 homes in Virginia and the District of Columbia
  • Bechtel is using its vehicle fleet, which includes a 500-tire trailer, to transport equipment to the site
  • Stonewall Energy is the fourth of five combined-cycle power plant projects that the Bechtel-Siemens team has undertaken for Panda Power Funds
  • Members of the project team
  • A rendering of the completed plant

On time Delivery

In 2017, Bechtel completed and delivered Stonewall to customer Panda Power Funds.
This is the fourth facility that Bechtel has built for Panda Power.

Heavy Haul

Watch our 500-tire trailer—only the sixth vehicle of its kind—​navigating the roads of Loudoun County to deliver massive equipment to the site. The massive truck, more than the length of a football field, was used to transport various component parts including the steam turbine generators which will eventually generate energy for the plant. Loudon County residents and officials were a huge help to the project team, supporting the deliveries and helping minimize any impact on the community.

Inside the project

Stonewall Energy is the fourth of five combined-cycle power plant projects that the Bechtel-Siemens team has undertaken for Panda Power Funds. “We have a long-standing relationship with the Bechtel-Siemens consortium, and they continue to provide value for us as we start to deliver this new generating station to the people of Loudoun County,” said Todd Carter, president and senior partner of Panda Power Funds.

 
The partnership’s other projects are located in Texas and include Panda Temple I and Panda Temple II, two power plants that generate 1,516 megawatts of clean energy, the Panda Sherman Generating Station, a 758-megawatt combined-cycle plant near Dallas, and the Hummel Station in Pennsylvania that generates 700 megawatts.

In addition to providing much-needed clean energy for the area, the Stonewall Generating Station will also provide numerous economic benefits to the region. These include:

  • Creating approximately 800 construction jobs at the peak of construction
  • Creating 30 long-term jobs after construction
  • Generating an estimated $20 million per year in direct and indirect spending
  • Placing 30 percent of contracting opportunities with local Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia firms

The new facility will use the latest, advanced emissions-control technology.

Protecting the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and home to an enormous number of plants, animals and people. Its ecosystem includes local rivers and streams and the wildlife they support. Because Stonewall will be cooled using treated wastewater, it will help conserve Virginia’s natural supply of drinking water and prevent discharge of harmful nutrients into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay watershed.