Client: Joint Venture Partnership of Capital Power and ENMAX Co.
Completion Date: 2020
Location: Warburg, Alberta
The Genesee 4 & 5 Energy Center is a planned two-unit, 1x1 combined-cycle generating facility, using MHPSA’s J-Class gas turbine technology. The 1,060-megawatt (MW) facility is planned for a brownfield site adjacent to Capital Power’s existing coal-powered Genesee facility. This facility will replace existing coal capacity that is planned to be shut down but has been put on hold until favorable market conditions are present in the Alberta market.
Our team is providing owner’s engineering services, including:
Initial plant front-end engineering design (FEED) study to establish budgetary estimates for the project. This would provide the basis for plant design, capital budget development for the owner, operations and maintenance costs for plant operation, risk analysis and providing guidance on contracting strategy.
Prepare gas turbine generator (GTG), power island and engineer-procure-construct (EPC) technical specifications
GTG, power island and EPC bid evaluation and negotiation
Major equipment will includes two MHPSA M501J gas turbine generators, with adjacent heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and single steam turbine generators with wet cooling tower heat rejection. The M501J turbines were planned to be the first of its kind installed in Canada. The GTs, HRSGs and steam turbines will be installed indoors. The GTG, HRSG, STG will be provided by a single power island contract agreement with all other major and balance of plant equipment provided by an EPC contractor.
MHPSA J-Class air-cooled turbines with evaporative coolers
Contracted power island with EPC responsible for balance of plant (BOP)
Each GTG will have and adjacent STG and HRSG, allowing each unit to be operated fully independent of one another
Single power generation building housing all major equipment, including the STGs, GTGs and HRSGs