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BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project


  1. Name of the facility:
      BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project

  2. Location:
      Northwestern Whatcom County, 7 miles southeast of Blaine, Washington.

  3. Distance from the US/Canada border:
      8 miles

  4. Type/size of the facility:
      The proposed 750 megawatt cogeneration project will be located adjacent to the existing BP Cherry Point petroleum refinery. BP proposes to construct three GE 7FA combustion turbines in combined-cycle mode. Each heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) will be equipped with a duct burner. One common steam turbine and electric generator will serve all three power trains. Steam and electricity from the cogeneration project will be provided to the refinery.

  5. Source of emissions:
      Combustion turbines and HRSG duct burners.

  6. Type of fuel:
      Natural gas

  7. Type/quantity of emissions:
    &
  8. Emission control technology:

    According to BP, "Total air criteria pollutants emitted by the Cogeneration Project will be completely offset by corresponding reductions in emission from the refinery made possible, in part, by the steam and electricity provided to the refinery by the Cogeneration Project."

    The estimated annual emissions considering controls for the three new emission units:

    PollutantQuantity of Emissions
    (tons / yr)
    Emission Control Technology
    PM10 273 Pipeline natural gas & good combustion practices
    SO2 54 Pipeline natural gas & good combustion practices
    NOx 228 Pipeline natural gas, good combustion practices, dry low-NOx combustors, & SCR
    VOC 37 Pipeline natural gas, good combustion practices, oxidation catalyst
    CO 116 Pipeline natural gas, good combustion practices, oxidation catalyst
    H2SO4 18 Pipeline natural gas & good combustion practices
    HAP 6 Pipeline natural gas, good combustion practices, oxidation catalyst

  9. Date permit application received:
      June 19, 2002.

  10. Stack height and diameter:
      Stack 1:
      Height: 150 feet
      Diameter: 19 feet

      Stack 2:
      Height: 150 feet
      Diameter: 19 feet

      Stack 3:
      Height: 150 feet
      Diameter: 19 feet

  11. Permit agency's contact name, address, telephone number:
      State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
      Attn: Michelle Elling
      P.O. Box 43172
      Olympia, WA 98504-3172

      Phone: 360.956.2124

      For additional information, please see http://www.efsec.wa.gov/bpcogen.html

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