The Oregon Clean Energy Project has broken ground on the construction of a new 800-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Oregon, Ohio. While the official groundbreaking ceremony won’t be until next month, preliminary construction is being done on the 30-acre site. The natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility will utilize high efficiency combustion turbines with heat recovery steam generators and a single steam turbine.

The project expects to employ around 500 local labor workers, under a Project Labor Agreement. The Project Labor Agreement sets standards for terms of employment and ultimately enables labor stability for a mutually beneficial outcome.

“We are excited for this new facility in Oregon and glad to see local companies already working at the site after so much time in the development phase,” Oregon Mayor Michael Sefarian said in a statement.

Public agencies and the private sector have collaborated together to “allow for clean, low-cost, and efficient electricity generation to replace dated coal-fired generation in northwest Ohio,” said Bill Siderewicz in the same statement. Bill Siderewicz is the managing partner of North American Project Development, LLC – the corporate parent to Oregon Clean Energy.

Bill Martin, President of North America Project Development, LLC met with ACT Ohio and Northwest Ohio Building Trades more than a year before ground broke to discuss details.

ACT Ohio and Northwest Ohio Building Trades are proud to have a hand in the procurement of this power plant, and would like to congratulate all members who played a part.