Gemma Power Systems to build natural gas plant in Rockingham County

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Gemma Power Systems has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction services contract to build a new natural gas-fired power plant in Rockingham County.

In a press statement, Gemma said that it has signed the EPC agreement with NTE Carolinas II, an affiliate of NTE Energy, for a 475 MW state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant.

The NTE Reidsville Energy Center will feature an advanced class Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501GAC combustion turbine generator, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator. The project will employ around 300 craft workers at the peak of construction and provide around 25 to 30 permanent jobs for the area, the company said in the statement.

“We’re pleased to have reached agreement to design and build another state-of-the-art energy project for NTE, to serve the citizens of North Carolina,” William Griffin, Jr., Gemma’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “NTE has done a fantastic job developing these projects and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship.”

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