Salt Grass Combined-Cycle Plant

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Title

Salt Grass Combined-Cycle Plant

Alternative Title

Salt Grass Plant

Subject

Engineering--United States

Description

The 300MW Salt Grass combined-cycle plant using 4xW501 gas turbines (1xW501A, 3xW501AA). The plant was built as a dedicated power supply for Dow Chemical Company’s chemical plant operations in Freeport, Texas. The plant was designed, built, and owned by Power Systems Engineering (PSE), later Destec Engineering, from 1970 to 1972. The gas turbines were manufactured as Westinghouse Electric's turbine factory in Lester, Pennsylvania.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation, additional buildings were added to the complex. In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling and commitment to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings were rented and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation in 1998, additional buildings were added to the Quadrangle.

Source

Photocopy of original black and white photograph: Smith, Al and L. Crabtree. "Salt Grass 300MW Combined Cycle." Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine Conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, March-April 1971.

Date Created

ca. 1971

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopy black and white photograph: Smith, Al and L. Crabtree. "Salt Grass 300MW Combined Cycle." Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine Conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, March-April 1971.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

1.51 MB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, Texas

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

There is no known copyright to this resource, which is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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