Washington Group International has been awarded a turnkeyproject valued at more than $200 million to expand Louisiana Land& Exploration’s Lost Cabin Gas Plant facility in centralWyoming. The project will more than double the existing capacity ofthe plant. The new plant will be capable of processing 180 MMcf/dof gas, removing hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, elementalsulfur, and other impurities. LL&E is a wholly owned subsidiaryof Burlington Resources. “LL&E has had great success over thepast several years with this plant and the associated well drillingprogram,” said Washington Petroleum & Chemicals President BobWiesel. “The combination of growing demand, efficient operation,and reservoir volumes is creating the need for the plant to beexpanded again. We designed and built the original Train 1 and theTrain 2 expansion. We take it as a great sign of confidence thatLL&E has chosen us again for the larger Train 3 expansion.” Theraw gas to be processed in the plant comes from wells in the deepMadison Formation in the Madden field in central Wyoming.
Southern Energy and Cleco Corp. agreed to jointly develop a 150MW gas-fired power plant in Perryville, LA 12 miles north ofMonroe. The peaking unit is expected to be available for operationby summer 2001. The project would be developed and owned on a 50-50basis. In summer 2002, the subsidiaries plan to have an additional550 MW combined-cycle unit, consisting of two natural gas-fueledturbines, at the site. Plans include the possibility of expandingthe plant by converting the original peaking unit to a combined-cycle unit as early as 2004.
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