530-MW Peaker Plant Construction

University Park, Ill.

Client / Owner
PPL Global, LLC
Architect / Engineer
Graycor Industrial

Project Scope

The GMS joint venture between Graycor Industrial (as prime contractor), McCarl’s Inc. and Sargent Electric Co. constructed this 530-MW, simple-cycle peaker power plant for PPL Global, LLC. The facility generates supplemental electrical power during Chicago’s peak power periods. The project included installation of 12 natural gas-fired combustion turbine generators, as well as civil construction. Startup and commissioning was also performed by the joint venture.

Major Equipment by Owner:

  • 12 GE – LM6000 with Deltek SCR, Waukesha transformers, stacks, water injection/sprint skids, cooling skids, gas and air compressors

Major Equipment by Joint Venture:

  • All civil, structural and BOP equipment