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NET Power Selects Zachry Group to Build Its First Utility-Scale Clean Power Plant

Published by Todd J. Bush on April 11, 2023

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NET Power is pleased to announce it has selected Zachry Group, a leader in engineering and construction services, to provide Front-End Engineering Design (FEED), followed by Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services for the construction of NET Power’s initial utility-scale power plant, which will be the world’s first large-scale gas-fired power facility with near-zero emissions.

Zachry Group is the first EPC Partner licensed by NET Power. Building upon NET Power’s prior plant design and testing at its La Porte demonstration facility, FEED work is underway in Zachry’s Houston Engineering office and is expected to be completed in 2024. EPC work is planned to commence shortly thereafter, and the facility is expected to come online in 2026. NET Power’s standard modularized utility-scale design approach is expected to rapidly drive down capital costs for subsequent plants and enable more plants to be produced each year.

“We are proud to have Zachry Group on board for this historic project that will transform natural gas into low-carbon power. Zachry has extensive experience in designing and constructing large-scale power and process plants,” said Brian Allen, President and COO of NET Power. “Notably, Zachry has a track record of building successful first-of-a-kind facilities in the power sector; their FEED and EPC work for our first utility-scale plant will establish the standard for future NET Power plants.”

John B. Zachry, Chairman and CEO of Zachry Group, commented, “We look forward to working with NET Power and contributing to a cleaner energy future. This project is an example of why we created Zachry Sustainability Solutions and demonstrates our company’s commitment to supporting the evolution of new and cleaner energy sources. It is exciting to bring our expertise to this first-of-its-kind facility and we look forward to supporting the launch of NET Power’s broader deployment goals.”

NET Power’s patented oxy-combustion supercritical CO2 power cycle has already undergone successful proof of concept at its demonstration facility in La Porte, Texas. The construction and operation of NET Power’s first utility-scale plant will pave the way for more environmentally responsible power generation, marking a major milestone in NET Power’s mission to deliver the energy trifecta—clean, reliable, and low-cost energy.

About NET Power

NET Power is a clean energy technology company whose mission is to globally deploy affordable and reliable zero-emissions energy. The Company invents, develops, and licenses clean power generation technology. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, NET Power has received strategic investments from key industry partners including 8 Rivers, Constellation, Occidental, and Baker Hughes. NET Power recently announced a business combination with Rice Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: RONI) and expects to be a public company listed on the NYSE under ticker symbol NPWR in Q2 2023.

About Zachry Group

Zachry Group is North America’s pacesetter in turnkey engineering, construction, maintenance, turnaround, and fabrication services to the energy, chemicals, power, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. We work with customers to plan, build, and renew their most critical facilities, so they can achieve their immediate and long-term goals, all at the highest safety standards. Since 1924, we have been a purpose-driven organization, united by a shared set of values and the desire to deliver the very best outcome for our customers. Visit for more information.

NET Power Contact:
Sam Fabens
[email protected]

Zachry Group Contact:
Laura Goudge
[email protected]

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