Veolia to supply raw water and demineralized water systems for Hickory Run Energy power station

12 december 2017
Hickory Run Energy Power

The 1,000 mega-watt combined-cycle natural gas facility, located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, is currently in the construction phase with a commercial operation date of April 2020.  When completed, Hickory Run will provide efficient, clean and reliable power to the PJM Electric Market. 
The 5,000-gpm Raw Water Treatment System at Hickory Run will incorporate Veolia’s state-of-the-art proprietary Actiflo® high-rate clarification, Hydrotech™ Discfilter and AnoxKaldnes™ Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) technologies. The feed water to the plant will be effluent from the local public owned treatment works (POTW) and will be used as plant cooling water and boiler feed water after demineralization.  By utilizing treated sewage effluent instead of fresh water, the power station is able to conserve 5,000 gpm of fresh water resources.

This project is just one example of many recycle and reuse projects that Veolia implements worldwide.  “Veolia is committed to helping industries manage their water and energy resources, in line with our mission of Resourcing the World – developing access to resources, protecting and replenishing them.  Veolia’s vast experience in the power industry, coupled with our proven technologies for tertiary municipal effluent treatment, offers significant benefits to the project,” said Klaus Andersen, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies, Inc.
About Kiewit Power Constructors Co.
As a leader in the power generation market, Kiewit helps clients meet the challenge of changing power consumption trends and generating strategies by building combined cycle power plants, as well as cogeneration, waste-to-energy, nuclear and geothermal power plants.  
About Hickory Run Energy, LLC
Hickory Run Energy is owned by a consortium of Tyr Energy, Inc., Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and Siemens Financial Services, Inc. Affiliates of Tyr Energy will provide construction management services during the construction phase and asset management services during commercial operations. NAES Corporation (NAES), a Tyr Energy affiliate, will provide operations and maintenance services to the project. More information is available at

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.  In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of $25.7 billion in 2016.


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