South Field Energy LLC is pleased to announce the start of construction of its 1,182-megawatt natural gas fired electric generation facility to be constructed approximately 3 miles northwest of the Village of Wellsville, Ohio to the south of State Route 45.
South Field Energy has chosen Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corporation, a world class construction contractor, to build the facility. Bechtel brings expertise gained from its experience being at the forefront of the power industry for more than 60 years, including extensive work in natural gas fired power generation projects. Construction is expected to begin shortly and continue through June 2021. At the peak of construction activity, up to 1,000 workers will be employed at the site.
The major phases of the approximately 34.5 month construction period are discussed below.
Earthwork (September 2018 – December 2018) – Activities to include mobilization, site preparations, earthwork and fencing.
Underground Utilities (April 2019 – March 2020) – Installation of underground utilities on site, including gas and water pipelines.
Offsite Utility Interconnections (March 2019 – February 2020) – Construction of interconnections into the electrical transmission system and the interstate gas pipeline.
Foundations (May 2019 – December 2019) – Pouring of foundations for major equipment including combustion turbines, steam turbines, wet cooling towers, heat recovery steam generators and switchyard.
Equipment Installation (January 2020 – November 2020) – Installation of major equipment including combustion turbines, steam turbines, wet cooling towers, heat recovery steam generators and switchyard.
Startup & Commissioning (June 2020 – June 2021) – Testing of all major systems and interconnections. After completion of testing, start of commercial operations.
We are very aware that a construction project of this magnitude may create some disturbances or inconveniences for local residents due to construction activities. Therefore South Field Energy wants to make sure our neighbors can get in contact with us to resolve any complaints in a timely manner.
You can use the below email address to contact South Field Energy about any construction related issues.
Complaint Resolution Email: [email protected]
South Field Energy is genuinely grateful for the support of the community during the development process of this major project. As we embark on construction, we desire to continue our role as a responsible member of the community to earn your continued support. Therefore, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to communicate any concerns or issues that arise.