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BPW Board Endorses Three Power Plant-Related Matters

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An artist's rendition of the proposed new Holland BPW power plant (courtesy Holland BPW)
An artist's rendition of the proposed new Holland BPW power plant (courtesy Holland BPW)

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The groundwork for the new power plant in Holland’s Eastern Gateway vicinity continues.

During yesterday afternoon’s meeting, the board of the Holland Board of Public Works endorsed two more Offers of Just Compensation for land in the 5th Street-Fairbanks Avenue neighborhood where the 114-megawatt facility and adjoining infrastructure will be built. The panel also recommended a 750 thousand-dollar contract with Hydrocarbon Technology Engineering for gas pipeline design and construction management services, along with one for nearly 38 million dollars with Siemens Energy for two combustion turbine engines that the natural gas-fueled plant will house. Those engines could provide up to 140 megawatts of power.

All of these agreements need City Council approval before they are enacted. BPW officials hope to break ground on the new plant after Tulip Time, with having the facility on line by the end of 2016.

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