Hydro projects among Power Engineering magazine Projects of the Year Awards finalists PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 October 2010 09:30

TULSA, Okla., U.S. 9/30/10 (PennWell) -- The editors of Power Engineering magazine and PennWell Corp. have announced 11 finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program. Two hydropower projects are among the finalists for this year's awards.

The finalists were selected from four major categories: Best Renewable/Sustainable Project, Best Coal-fired Project, Best Gas-fired Project and Best Nuclear Project.

The three finalists for the renewable/sustainable category are the Canoe Creek hydroelectric project in British Columbia, Canada, owned by Barkley Project Group Ltd.; the biogas facility project in Vermont owned by PurposeEnergy, Inc.; and the Tekeze hydropower project in Ethiopia, owned by Ethiopian Electric Power Corp.

The 2010 Best Coal-fired Project finalists are Great River Energy's DryFining process at Coal Creek Station in North Dakota; the W.H. Sammis air quality control project, owned by FirstEnergy Generation Corp. in Ohio; and Luminant's Oak Grove coal-fired power plant in Texas.

Finalists for the Best Gas-fired Project are the Langage combined-cycle power plant in the United Kingdom, owned by Centrica Langage Ltd.; the Tohoku-Electric Power Co.-owned Sendai thermal power station replacement projects in Japan; and the Green Data Center at Syracuse University in New York.

In the Best Nuclear Project category, the finalists are the new-generation tungsten shield project at Arkansas Nuclear One and the gimbaled head project at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan, both owned by Entergy.

"The world's appetite for energy continues to grow," said Richard G. Baker, senior vice president of PennWell's Power Generation Group. "Companies like those represented by this year's project finalists are instrumental in meeting the growing demand. Power Engineering magazine is once again pleased to be able to recognize some of the exceptional power generation projects that were completed in the past year."

The winners of the Projects of the Year Awards will be announced during a gala awards banquet on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. as part of the POWER-GEN International Conference and Exhibition and the co-located NUCLEAR POWER International Conference and Exhibition.

Power Engineering magazine, POWER-GEN International and NUCLEAR POWER International all are owned by PennWell Corp.

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