Abengoa has been selected by Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P.to construct a cogeneration plant in Texas. The project will require an investment of approximately US$30 million and will create approximately 50 construction jobs. Abengoa will carry out the engineering, design and construction of the cogeneration plant under a lump sum turnkey contract (EPC) over 18 months.
The cogeneration plant is expected to generate 15 megawatts (MW) of electricity, a portion of which is intended to operate Rentech Nitrogen’s fertilizer plant in Pasadena, Texas. The cogeneration plant will use surplus steam from Rentech Nitrogen’s sulfuric acid plant to power the generator. The company plans to sell excess power produced by the cogeneration plant in the Texas electricity market.