Former Ormet Site in SE OH Changes Hands, Gas-Fired Plant Coming

Rendering of the 485 MW power plant at the Long Ridge Energy Terminal

Back in 2014 MDN told you that the former Ormet aluminum plant in Hannibal (Monroe County), OH had been purchased out of bankruptcy by Niagara Worldwide and turned into the Center Port Transload Facility, with an emphasis on providing services for the Marcellus/Utica industry (see Center Port Transload Facility Already Up & Running in OH). In April 2017, we brought you news about plans to build a 485-megawatt Utica gas-fired electric plant at the Center Port location (see More on Gas-Fired Elec Plant Coming to Center Port Terminal). A lot has happened since that time. Most of the facility (not all) changed hands again, selling to Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure for $30 million last June. Since that time, what was called Center Port Terminal has been renamed–to Long Ridge Energy Terminal. The new owners are moving forward, quickly, with plans to build the gas-fired power plant, which is now called the Hannibal Port Power Project. According to the Long Ridge website, the Hannibal Port Power gas plant will be operational by 2020–meaning construction will begin this year…

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