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Gemma Power Systems Celebrates Commissioning for Panda Patriot Generating Station

By November 16, 2016April 6th, 2018Company News, News Releases

829 MW facility is the one of two new power plants fueled from Marcellus Shale Gas

GLASTONBURY, CT, November 16, 2016 – Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS), together with representatives of Panda Power Funds and local and state officials, today celebrated the commissioning of the Panda Patriot Generating Station.

The power plant, located in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, is an 829 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle facility that was completed in June.  Since then, it has been providing clean, reliable electric power to more than a million electric customers.  Panda Patriot, and its sister plant, the Panda Liberty Generating Station, are the first such plants to be developed specifically to take advantage of the Marcellus Shale Gas formation.

Gemma Power Systems, LLC through a joint venture with The Lane Construction Corporation, was the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contractor for the project.

“Clean, reliable and affordable energy is vital to a thriving economy. We are proud to play a role in securing the energy independence of this region and our nation,” said William F. Griffin, Jr., GPS Chief Executive Officer.

“On behalf of the men and women of Gemma Power Systems, we congratulate Panda Power on the completion of this state-of-the-art energy facility and the benefits it brings to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Griffin said.

The Patriot and Liberty facilities are the first United States installations of the Siemens H-class combustion turbines in single-shaft configuration. The single shaft power train design makes the plant among the most flexible and efficient natural gas fired generating plants in the Unites States. Power Engineers provided detailed engineering and design services for the projects as Gemma’s engineering partner.

About Gemma Power Systems
Gemma Power Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Argan Inc. (NYSE: AGX), 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 comprises 14,000 MW under contract and installed capacity including combined cycle and simple cycle gas turbine generating plants, biomass, solar facilities, wind farms, biofuel plants and environmental facilities. Additional information about Gemma Power Systems can be found at Follow Gemma on Twitter @gemmapwr.

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