Grand River Energy Center - Choteau, Okla.
In late 2014, TIC-The Industrial Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a groundbreaking power plant for the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA), Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility.
The 495 megawatt (MW) Grand River Energy Center Unit 3 will feature the nation’s first installed Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501J-series engine. This state-of-the-art gas turbine combined-cycle installation is an example of TIC’s leadership position in today’s advanced gas turbine EPC market.
Construction on the plant began in January 2015 at GRDA’s facility in Chouteau, Oklahoma, just 35 miles east of Tulsa. The new power plant will help GRDA meet new emissions regulations by reducing its dependence on coal-fired power generation. The project is scheduled to become operational in May 2017.
Established in 1935, GRDA operates seven power stations with collective power generation capacity of 1,730 MW, including gas-fired and hydro-power generation. It serves nearly 500,000 homes in Oklahoma, encompassing 75 of 77 counties in the state. In addition to selling electricity and water, GRDA is also responsible for Grand River development and management.