Dominion contract for Shaw

The Shaw Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Dominion for a new 585MW electricity generating plant in southwest Virginia. The value of Shaw’s contract was not disclosed.

The new plant will incorporate clean coal technologies and two circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boilers supplying steam to a single steam turbine generator.

The EPC contract will be executed in two phases. The first phase involves design optimisation, engineering, major equipment selection, and finalisation of the project cost estimate. Upon a successful development phase and necessary state and regulatory approvals, Shaw expects to continue with the second phase, including all of the engineering, procurement, and construction activities. Based on current projections, the new facility would be in commercial operation by the summer of 2012.

‘We are very pleased to have been selected by Dominion to design, engineer and construct this new clean-energy technology plant which will be capable of using run-of-mine coal, waste coal, and renewable biomass (wood waste) fuels to generate power in an environmentally sound and cost-effective process,’ said J.M. Bernhard, Jr, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shaw. ‘Using CFB technology, Dominion’s new plant would be one of the cleanest of its type in the world.’