September 30, 2015 - The Clarion Paper
Tenawa celebrates opening near Haven
Posted on September 30, 2015 by admin
HAVEN—Over a year of construction, several
hundred million dollars in costs, and lots
of anticipation came to a head on Friday
when Tenawa Resource Management
celebrated opening the Tenawa Haven Gas
Plant with a ribbon cutting at its facility on
the edge of Haven.
“Haven is delighted that you chose us to be
your home,” Haven Mayor Paula Scott said
during the ceremony. “We are looking
forward to a long relationship.”
The Haven gas plant began commercial
operation on May 15, 2015, and extracts
liquid hydrocarbons from natural gas
gathered from across Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The plant is capable of processing up to 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day and is one of the most fuel efficient and flexible facilities in the world.
“To be able to build a plant in Kansas, the heartland, is one of my proudest moments in my life,” plant designer Greg Ameringer said. “It is a joy to be here.”
The ribbon cutting celebration brought folks from the City of Haven, Haven Economic Development, Haven Chamber of Commerce, Reno County/Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce, OneOK, Black Hills Energy, Westar, Reno County Commissioner James Schlickau, area representatives Joe Sewiert and Terry Bruce, as well as Kansas Deputy Secretary of Commerce Steve Kelly and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, to name a few.
“This is an incredible opportunity,” Kelly said. “Facility like this is important to the economy and is a great opportunity for Haven, but the state as a whole.”
After the ribbon cutting, Ameringer invited those in attendance for a shrimp boil lunch with Carriage Crossing cinnamon rolls for dessert.
Tenawa permanently employs 10 people in Haven, but during construction several hundred from the area were employed and contributing to the local economy.