McDermott Achieves First Fire & Steam Blows at Calpine

09 January 2019

McDermott International, Inc. has announced that it successfully achieved first fire of units 5 and 6 and steam blows at Calpine's York 2 Energy Center, a combined-cycle gas power station in Peach Bottom Township, Pennsylvania.

First fire and steam blows are critical milestones for the power plant as it validates the operability of the new facility. As a result of this milestone, units 5 and 6 are generating power from natural gas and geothermal resources for one of America's largest electricity generators. .

The York 2 Energy Center project is an 828-megawatt, dual-fueled, combined-cycle gas turbine power station owned by Calpine Mid-Merit, LLC, an affiliate of Calpine Corp. McDermott was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract in 2014.

The start-up team will continue with commissioning activities and expects to achieve substantial completion in Q1 2019, as previously announced.