HOWARD DOWN GENERATING STATION

HOWARD DOWN GENERATING STATION

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 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.