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BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project


  1. Name of the facility:

BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project

  1. Location:

Northwestern Whatcom County, 7 miles southeast of Blaine, Washington.

  1. Distance from the US/Canada border:

8 miles

  1. Type/size of the facility:

The proposed 520 to 570 megawatt cogeneration project will be located adjacent to the existing BP Cherry Point petroleum refinery.  BP proposes to construct two combustion turbines (either the General Electric 7FA or Siemens SGT6-5000F) in combined-cycle mode.  Each of the two heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) will be equipped with a duct burner.  One common steam turbine and electric generator will serve the two power trains. Steam and electricity from the cogeneration project will be provided to the refinery.

This project replaces the previously permitted 720 MW project which was never constructed.

  1. Source of emissions:

Two combustion turbines, two HRSG duct burners, one emergency generator, one fire water pump, one multi-cell cooling tower.

  1. Type of fuel:

The combustion turbines will combust natural gas, and the duct burners will combust natural gas, refinery fuel gas, or a combination of the two.  The emergency generator and fire water pump will combust diesel fuel.

  1. Type/quantity of emissions:
    &
  2. 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 combustion turbines and duct burners dominate the emissions inventory.  The estimated annual emissions considering controls for two GE turbines with duct burners:


Pollutant

Quantity of Emissions
(tons / yr)

Emission Control Technology

PM10

254.8

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas and good combustion practices
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas or refinery fuel gas and good combustion practices.

SO2

46.6

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas and good combustion practices
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas or refinery fuel gas and good combustion practices.

NOX

197.6

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, installation of lean pre-mix dry low-NOX combustors, and SCR
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas or refinery fuel gas, good combustion practices, installation of low-NOX burners, and SCR.

VOC

58.2

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.

CO

157.5

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.

The estimated annual emissions considering controls for two Siemens turbines with duct burners:


Pollutant

Quantity of Emissions
(tons / yr)

Emission Control Technology

PM10

186.6

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas and good combustion practices
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas or refinery fuel gas and good combustion practices.

SO2

51.0

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas and good combustion practices
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas or refinery fuel gas and good combustion practices.

NOX

216.5

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, installation of lean pre-mix dry low-NOX combustors, and SCR
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas or refinery fuel gas, good combustion practices, installation of low-NOX burners, and SCR.

VOC

57.0

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.

CO

105.5

Combustion turbines: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.
Duct burners: Combustion of natural gas, good combustion practices, and installation of oxidation catalyst.

  1. Date permit application received:

July 6, 2006.

  1. Stack height and diameter:

Stack 1:
Height: 150 feet
Diameter: 19 feet
Stack 2:
Height: 150 feet
Diameter: 19 feet

  1. Permit agency's contact name, address, telephone number:

1. State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
Attn: Irina Makarow
P.O. Box 43172
Olympia, WA 98504-3172

IrinaM@CTED.WA.GOV
Phone: 360.956.2047

2. United States Environmental Protection Agency
Attn: Dan Meyer (OAWT-107)
1200 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101

meyer.dan@epa.gov
Phone: 206.553.4150

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

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