Bechtel, a global leader in project management, engineering, procurement, and construction, has completed the Hummel Station Power Plant in Shamokin Dam, Pa., for Panda Power Funds. The 1,124-megawatt natural gas-fueled combined-cycle power facility will supply electricity to more than 1 million homes in the region.
Bechtel provided project management, engineering, procurement, construction, and startup services for the plant, while its consortium partner, Siemens, was responsible for core power elements, including the natural gas and steam turbines, generators, and heat recovery steam generators.
“Bechtel and Panda Power Funds have powered millions of homes with cleaner, natural gas transforming the region," said Andy Gillespie, operations manager for Bechtel’s global Infrastructure business. “Hummel Station is the fifth facility we’ve built together, bringing cleaner energy and jobs to communities across the United States. I would like to thank all team members for their commitment and hard work on delivering this world-class facility.”
The Hummel Station power facility is located at the site of the retired Sunbury coal-fired power plant, and is one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power replacement projects in the United States. The project created approximately 1,000 construction jobs, and the plant will retain more than 30 long-term jobs to support its operation.
“The systems and people Bechtel mobilized to the Hummel Station site were the best of the best. They brought strong, recent experience from other Panda projects,” said Royce Stricklan, Panda Power Funds, Hummel Station project manager. “This experience and resource depth was illustrated in their overall execution and responses to the challenging situations you face on projects of this magnitude.”
Bechtel is a global leader in the design, procurement, and construction of combined-cycle power plants, having delivered facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Brazil, Taiwan, Egypt, India, Turkey, and Mexico.