LOCATION: Vineland, NJ
DESIGN START/COMPLETION: Spring 2010 – Winter 2010
SIZE & TECHNOLOGY: 64 MW Trent 60 Gas Turbine / Dilution Air SCR / Natural Gas Compression / Utility Sub-Station
IN-SERVICE: Spring 2012
FIRM ROLE: Engineering
Vineland Municipal Electric Utility (VMEU) needed to expand the generating base within their service territory. A plan was developed to install 50 MW of capacity adjacent to the existing Howard Down generating station in downtown Vineland. Waldron was selected to be the engineer of record for the design of a new peaking facility. Waldron developed an equipment purchase set of specifications for a nominal 64 MW peaking gas turbine generator and SCR system. The bids were evaluated, and a recommendation was made to VMEU based on best value to select the Rolls Royce Trent 60 prime mover for the Howard Down Unit #11. Waldron developed a detailed design package around the Trent 60 engine and supported VMEU in the selection and oversight of a general contractor to implement the design. The plant was placed in service on-time for the summer season, 2012.