Creed, Goosehaven and Lambie Peaker
Plants, MCKITTRICK, CA
- Completed a project and met tax incentive delivery dates despite a 60% increase in project scope.
- Utilized in-house fabrication facilities for intricate timing of installation.
SCOPE OF WORK
The scope of work consisted of three separate sites to build three 50-MW peaker power plants consisting of three LM6000 combustion turbines. Scope of work also included site work, mechanical, equipment installation, SCR exhaust system, electrical instrumentation and all civil work.
Calpine Corporation, owner of the Creed, Goosehaven, and Lambie plants, is one of North America's leading power companies.
In recent years, Calpine has transformed from one of the nation's leading developers of power plants to a major power-plant operator and provider of services, focused on providing customers with high-value products and services to meet their unique energy requirements.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Calpine has 89 energy centers in 21 states in the U.S., as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. The centers serve a variety of end users, including electric utilities, municipalities, industrial companies and government institutions. These plants have a capacity of more than 22,000 megawatts. The company increased its generating capacity by more than 70 percent in 2002 and, with over 10 projects under construction, expects a capacity of more than 29,000 megawatts by the end of 2005.
To provide three peaking plants for the growing energy demands in the state of California.
The contract documents were 70% complete. University Marelich managed to perform $16 million in change order work and still meet delivery deadlines for providing power.