Since the plant was operated on a dispatchable basis, Fluor selected equipment that allowed the daily start-up and delivery of power. Lightweight rotor designs, along with extensive automation and provisions for sparging the heat recovery steam generators, were incorporated into the overall facility design to support the daily cycling requirements.
Fluor incorporated the use of a selective catalytic reduction system along with the dry low NOx combustors of the V84.2 combustion turbine generators to reduce air emissions and the water demands of the facility.
With local restrictions on the use of water, the unique combustor design minimized water consumption for emissions control.
The design also featured air-cooled condensers in lieu of cooling towers, to further reduce water consumption. An advanced water and wastewater treatment system provided the necessary demineralized make-up water, enhanced the recovery of process wastewater and completely eliminated any wastewater discharge from the facility.