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Entergy New Orleans selects EPC contractor for 128-MW gas-fired plant

Entergy New Orleans LLC selected Burns & McDonnell as the engineering, procurement and construction project manager for the 128-MW New Orleans Power Station, according to a March 20 company release.

The engineering, procurement and construction contractor was given the green light to proceed and is now working on the design of the station. Construction of the power plant is expected to begin later in 2018, and the project is expected to reach full operations by January 2020.

The $210 million gas-fired facility will be situated on the site of the retired Michoud power plant and will feature Wärtsilä 50SG reciprocating engines.

On March 8, the Entergy Corp. subsidiary secured the approval of the New Orleans City Council to build the natural gas-fired power plant.