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POWER Engineers Wins Large Geothermal Engineering Contract

June 2011

POWER Engineers, Inc. (POWER) has been awarded a contract with the CCC Group  to work with West Indies Power on a new geothermal power plant in Nevis, West Indies. The project includes an 8.5 MW single flash power plant and associated facilities, a new high-voltage substation, and an eight mile underground electrical transmission line.

POWER will provide the detailed engineering design for the plant and the steam field gathering, separation, and injection systems, the detailed mechanical, electrical and controls engineering design, as well as civil, structural, and architectural work. POWER will also provide project management, procurement, construction, and commissioning support. The project is being executed as part of an engineer, procure, construct (EPC) consortium lead by the CCC Group. Along with POWER, the consortium also includes Turbo Care Inc. and Energy & Advanced Control Technologies. The overall project cost is approximately $29 million.

“POWER is very excited to be working on this new geothermal project. We’re certain our world-class experience in designing geothermal power plants will help West Indies Power deliver a top-notch plant. This should be the first of multiple geothermal opportunities in the Caribbean. Currently, plants in this area are primarily powered by relatively expensive diesel generation. Geothermal is an economic, green, and consistent solution to their current generation portfolio,” said Kevin Wallace, POWER’s Geothermal submarket lead.

About POWER Engineers

POWER Engineers is a consulting engineering firm specializing in energy, facilities, communications, and environmental services. Founded in 1976, POWER Engineers is an employee-owned company with offices throughout the United States and abroad.