December 19, 2019 – Enchant Energy and the City of Farmington, New Mexico, selected Sargent & Lundy in partnership with Kiewit Power Constructors Co. (Kiewit) as the integrated engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for its estimated $1.3 billion project. The project will enable the retrofit of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) with carbon capture technology.
The Albuquerque Journal featured Enchant Energy and the City of Farmington’s MOU announcement in a December 10 article.
Enchant Energy signed the memorandums of understanding (MOU) with Sargent & Lundy, Kiewit, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) to design, engineer, and construct the project. Sargent & Lundy and Kiewit will collaborate as the EPC contractor, and MHIA will supply the carbon capture technology. This is a major milestone toward Enchant Energy reaching its long-term goal of extending the life cycle and usefulness of SJGS well into the future by installing carbon capture and sequestration technology.
A principal reason Enchant Energy selected the three organizations to tackle this endeavor was their demonstrated success collaborating on the Petra Nova carbon capture project at the W.A. Parish Station in Texas. The Petra Nova project was the first of its kind in the United States and recognized as the world’s largest commercial post-combustion at a power plant, earning POWER magazine’s prestigious “Plant of the Year” award in 2017.
Applying the lessons learned from the groundbreaking Petra Nova work will translate to significant technological advancement and cost-saving measures for SJGS.
Sargent & Lundy will continue to build on its industry-leading position in the realm of carbon capture through continued involvement in the plans to retrofit the SJGS. Earlier this year, Sargent & Lundy completed a pre-feasibility study for the SJGS carbon capture project and is now starting an expanded and in-depth front-end-engineering and design (FEED) study, which will drive major decisions.