Two CHP projects were among the winners of POWER ENGINEERING magazine’s Projects of the Year Awards for 2011 at a gala banquet in Las Vegas.

The best gas-fired project award went to Empire Generating Co, LLC’s Empire Generating Plant, a 535 MW natural gas fired combined-cycle power plant in New York State.

The plant is designed to provide peaking power up to 635 MW, has cogeneration capability and is capable of running on low sulfur fuel oil. 

An honourable mention also went to the GTX – Cogeneration Project, owned by Dubai Aluminum Company in the UAE.

The objective of the GTX project was to achieve sustainability by enhancing the DUBAL power plant’s efficiency, maintaining the existing water production level, and reducing industrial gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2).

The GTX project cost $183 million. It is one of the first of its kind in scale and application, and one of the first of its kind in the aluminum industry.

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