My company is involved with a new type of power plant in conjunction with a Norwegian firm. They are calling it Stargate 250. Cool!
POINT COMFORT - The group clambered up the metal stairs of the defunct ES Joslin power plant, and stepped out onto the roof.
Roy Hart, executive director of development for Sargas Texas, waved a hand to get everyone's attention.
"You see that out there?" he asked, pointing to an empty space of overgrown grass near the water's edge at the Calhoun Port Authority. "That's where the Stargate power plant will be."
The site is empty now, but in 2015, Sargas Texas will install a natural gas-fired power plant in that spot.
The Stargate 250 plant, once it is up and running, will be one of the first in a new generation of natural gas-fired power plants in the country where carbon dioxide emissions are captured and reused instead of being released, reducing emissions by 85 percent.
The plant will also bring 60 to 65 jobs to the county, Hart said.
About 50 people representing various companies involved in building the plant and county officials gathered at the Calhoun Port Authority on Wednesday afternoon to talk about the plant at a luncheon and view the site.
The new Stargate Point Comfort facility will produce 250 megawatts of power and produce "pipeline quality CO2" that will be good for enhanced oil recovery projects.