NAES Selected To Operate Kings Mountain Energy Center

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NAES Corporation has assumed the operation and maintenance of Kings Mountain Energy Center in Kings Mountain, N.C. Owned by NTE Carolinas LLC, Kings Mountain is a 475MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired electric generating plant. The facility is a sister plant to NTE's Middletown Energy Center in Middletown, Ohio, which NAES has operated since May of this year.

"We are excited to bring this state-of-the-art facility on line - one of the cleanest and most efficient energy sources in the Carolinas," said Chris Rega, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Construction and Operations at NTE Carolinas. "We selected NAES to operate Middletown based on its strong record of safety and operational excellence, and we have confidence that they will optimize the performance of Kings Mountain as well."

Dan Consie, NAES Senior Vice President of Power Services, added, "We are proud to take on the operation of another next-generation NTE facility. At NAES, we believe operational excellence starts with hiring and training motivated people, as we've done at Kings Mountain and Middletown, and then empowering them to drive high performance and aim for continuous improvement on behalf of our client."

Kings Mountain Energy Center has the capacity to power approximately 400,000 homes and represents an investment of $440 million, providing numerous benefits to the surrounding communities and their economies. The facility is equipped with an advanced Mitsubishi 501GAC air-cooled combustion turbine, a Vogt HRSG and a Toshiba steam turbine.

NTE Energy, through its affiliates, develops and acquires strategically located electric generation and transmission facilities within North America. The team executes all aspects of project development, construction and asset management. NTE is currently developing other facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut and Ohio.

NAES Corporation is dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper and manufacturing industries. NAES draws on its deep experience in operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering and technical support to build, repair and operate plants that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively. The NAES family of companies includes Greenberry Industrial, Olsson Industrial Electric, NAES Power Contractors, E3 Consulting, PurEnergy and Gridforce Energy Management.

NAES is a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation. With operations in over 80 countries covering a broad range of industries, ITOCHU ranks among the world's largest corporations.

Doug Cantwell
Sr. Communications Specialist

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