The Shaw Group today announced that its Shaw Stone & Webster unit has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Xcel Energy, for an additional generating unit at its Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo, Colorado.
The new, 750-megawatt supercritical coal-fired power plant, with a total cost of $1.35 billion, will be the third unit at the Comanche Station.
Shaw’s lump-sum, turnkey contract covers “balance of plant” facilities, including the erection of the steam turbine, and supplying and erecting associated plant systems including piping, pumps, heat exchangers and electrical equipment. In addition, the scope includes engineering and installation of concrete foundations and other civil and electrical works for the total facility.
The value of Shaw’s contract was not disclosed. In addition to the turbine supply, Xcel Energy will also procure additional contractors for certain components, such as the steam generator, air quality control systems and stack. The new plant is scheduled to be completed in the autumn of 2009.