Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Empire Generating Project Construction

Troy Record: Project generating power, jobs [Story and photo gallery]
RENSSELAER — In the summer of 2010, a once-vacant industrial site will jolt back to life to the tune of roughly 650 megawatts.

That’s how much power the Empire Generating Project, located on Riverside Avenue on the site of the old BASF plant, will be able to create once its massive turbines — and their equally colossal components — are up and running.

These images show the scale of some of the components: Construction Photos - April, 2009. Here is a PDF of their Project Timeline.

For inquiries about full time positions at Empire Generating, e-mail Careers@firstlightpower.com. Recruiting for these opportunities will begin sometime during the 3rd quarter of 2009. Current jobs (found on their Project Summary page - may be old):

Contractor CH2M HILL lists the following job openings:
(The Record article only mentions CH2M Hill's subsidiary, LG Constructors, which is doing the construction on the Besicorp/Empire project.)


Daily Freeman: Power plant that town of Ulster rejected will be running in Rensselaer next summer

Times Union:
Power plant in full swing
The "first fire" -- when the turbines will be fired up with natural gas -- will be in mid-February, with a completion date expected by mid-July next year.

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