Bridgestone Associates was contracted to prepare a detailed feasibility study for a 300 – 600 MW combined cycle facility to be located in Gloucester City, New Jersey, USA. The project developers were interested in determining optimum size based on plant efficiency, capital cost, and ability to compete in the PJM wholesale power markets.
Bridgestone completed a detailed evaluation including preliminary equipment selection, preparation of heat balances, preparation of capital and operating cost estimates, and development of a detailed economic and technical analysis model. The plant evaluated was based around a General Electric Frame 7H.02 combustion turbine with a 554 MW net output in single shaft combined cycle configuration. The output of the Frame 7 was subsequently increased by GE to give a 600 MW single shaft combined cycle plant.