Washington Group International
announced today that it has been selected to provide engineering, procurement,
and construction services for a major environmental project at Allegheny Energy's
Fort Martin Power Station near Maidsville, W.Va. This initiative is part of
Allegheny's extensive environmental stewardship program to reduce sulfur dioxide
As part of the $550 million project, Washington Group will provide engineering,
procurement, and construction services for flue-gas desulfurization systems
(scrubbers) at the 1,107 megawatt power plant. The scrubbers will be designed
to remove more than 90 percent of the sulfur dioxide emissions from the station.
In addition to the environmental benefits of the project, the system will enable
the power plant to burn more local, high-sulfur coal. The retrofit is expected
to be operational in 2009.
"We are delighted to support Allegheny in their continuing efforts to
meet customer demand for clean, efficient power," said Lou Pardi, president
of Washington Group's Power Business Unit, based in Princeton, N.J. "Our
significant air-quality project experience and proven record of performance
in clean-air systems allow us to build on our strong partnership with Allegheny
and deliver the operational excellence they expect."
Washington Group is also performing similar services at Allegheny Energy's
Hatfield's Ferry plant in Masontown, Pa.