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Horseshoe Bay: Fluor completes $500M power plantHorseshoe Bay: Fluor completes $500M power planthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=31002014-09-17T14:05:00Z2014-09-11T00:00:00Z

HORSESHOE BAY, LLANO COUNTY AND BURNET COUNTY - The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has achieved substantial completion for the Ferguson Replacement Project, a high-efficiency combined-cycle power plant at 2001 Ferguson Rd.

The 540 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant replaces the now-closed and less efficient 420 megawatt Thomas C. Ferguson Power Plant, which was built in 1974.

The new plant, which is less than 100 yards from the original plant, had an estimated cost of $500 million, according to the LCRA.

The Ferguson Replacement Project is a combined-cycle type of power plant, which combines a gas turbine system and a steam-cycle system to generate electricity.

The combination of the cycles creates a highly efficient power plant that uses about 35 percent less fuel and produces fewer emissions per unit of power produced than traditional gas-fired power plants like the existing Ferguson power plant.

Fluor was awarded a lump-sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the project on November 11, 2011.

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