Third Project Constructed for NTE Energy

GLASTONBURY, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has entered into an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services contract with NTE Carolinas II, LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to construct a 475 MW state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

The NTE Reidsville Energy Center is similar to two previous projects being constructed by GPS for NTE; the Kings Mountain Energy Center, in Kings Mountain, NC and the Middletown Energy Center in Middletown, OH. Both projects are scheduled to be completed in 2018.

“We’re pleased to have reached agreement to design and build another state-of-the-art energy project for NTE, to serve the citizens of North Carolina,” said William F. Griffin, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Gemma Power Systems. “NTE has done a fantastic job developing these projects and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship,” Griffin said.

The Reidsville project will employ approximately 300 craft workers at the peak of construction and provide approximately 25 to 30 permanent jobs for the area.

The NTE Reidsville project features an advanced class Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501GAC combustion turbine generator, a Vogt Power International supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generator and a Toshiba America Energy Systems steam turbine generator.

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Gemma Power Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Argan Inc. (NYSE: AGX), is a leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company providing innovative solutions for the power and renewable energy industry. Our wide-ranging and comprehensive experience comprises 14,500 MW of installed capacity including combined cycle and simple cycle gas turbine generating plants, biomass, solar facilities, wind farms, biofuel plants and environmental facilities. Additional information about Gemma Power Systems can be found at Follow Gemma on Twitter @gemmapwr.