Gemma announces completion of biomass power plant in Texas

By Gemma Power Systems LLC | October 29, 2014

Gemma Power Systems LLC has completed construction of the East Texas Electric Cooperative Woodville Renewable Power Project three months ahead of schedule. The 49.9 MW biomass plant in Woodville, Texas, has completed testing and been turned over to ETEC for commercial operation.

“The Woodville project is another shining example of Gemma’s ability to deliver the best project experience to our customer, the community and all stakeholders,” said William F. Griffin, Jr., CEO of GPS.

“The Gemma team worked in close partnership with our customer ETEC to bring this project in on budget and three months ahead of schedule,” Griffin said.

“Our experience with the Gemma team was truly exceptional. We’re very pleased with the quality of the plant Gemma has delivered to us. It gives us complete confidence that we will be able to run it effectively for the next 40 years,” said LA Williams, director of engineering.

“Hiring Gemma to build this project is one of the best decisions we made. The quality of the people and the company’s hands-on, can-do attitude made this project a pleasure to work on,” Williams said.

The ETEC Woodville Renewable Power Project is fueled by chipped forest waste. The plant features a Shin Nippon steam turbine generator and a Riley Power advanced stoker boiler with integrated air quality control system. Construction of the plant began in July 2012. GPS’ subsidiary, Gemma Plant Operations, will operate the facility under a separate contract with ETEC.

Gemma Power Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Argan Inc., is a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company providing innovative solutions for the power and renewable energy industry. Our wide-ranging and comprehensive experience includes 11,000 MW of installed capacity including combined cycle and simple cycle gas turbine generating plants, biomass, solar facilities, wind farms, biofuel plants and environmental facilities.