PARADISE FOSSIL PLANT COMBINED-CYCLE NATURAL GAS PLANT
Location: Drakesboro, Kentucky
Completion Date: August 2014
Phillips & Jordan Role: Prime Contractor
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) began construction on the Paradise Fossil Plant in 1959 completing Units 1 and 2 in 1963 and Unit 3 in 1970. In November of 2013, TVA approved plans to build a $1B high-efficiency combined-cycle natural gas plant to replace Units 1 and 2 at the Paradise Fossil Plant. Targeted for completion in the summer of 2017, the new plant will have three combustion turbines through which hot gas and exhaust will expand and turn a generator capable of producing 1,025 megawatts.
Phillips & Jordan was contracted to complete site development work at the Paradise Fossil Plant in preparation for construction of the new combined-cycle natural gas plant. Over 40 pieces of heavy equipment were mobilized to the site and work was performed on an expedited schedule to prepare the site for the next phase of construction. Major items of work completed by Phillips & Jordan for this project included clearing and grubbing, excavation of site materials, grading of the site, installation of storm drainage and outlet control structures, and permanent seeding after completion of the site preparation. Working successfully with TVA and other contractors at the site, Phillips & Jordan completed the project ahead of schedule.
POWER MARKET SECTOR
Delivery • Generation
Phillips & Jordan offers extensive experience related to site development for new generation station facilities, improvements to existing generation station infrastructure, and management of coal combustion residuals and flue gas desulfurization gypsum.