The HECA project was acquired in 2011 by SCS Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of clean power. SCS’ award winning 1,100 megawatt power plant development in New York City helped stabilize the grid by solving a load pocket problem in Queens while helping to establish the use of air-cooled condensing for power plants in New York.
SCS Energy will work with Fluor Constructors International, Inc. on the front-end engineering phase of the project. To ensure quality craftsmanship, Fluor has entered into a Project Labor Agreement with the National Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California (SBCTC), and the Kern, Inyo, Mono Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. HECA will also use the Oxygen-Blown Gasification technology of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Because of its importance to the U.S. as an alternative energy project of the future, HECA is co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil energy, and administered by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. The project is supported in part by a $408 million grant that was competitively awarded to HECA in recognition of its importance in addressing the issue of climate change while providing many local and regional benefits.