Washington group awarded repowering project by consolidated edison in new york

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 1, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Washington Group International (NYSE:WNG) announced today that it is providing engineering and procurement services to Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. for a repowering project at the East River Generating Station in New York City.

The East River repowering project consists of two dual-fuel General Electric 7FA combustion turbines, two supplementary-fired heat recovery steam generators, and associated equipment to supply up to 3.0 million lbs./hr of steam to Consolidated Edison’s steam distribution system and up to 288 megawatts net to the local electric power distribution network. The two natural gas-fired units will employ state-of-the-art emissions control technology and comply with all air quality standards.

“Repowering the East River station will help Consolidated Edison assure reliability in meeting the future steam requirements of its Manhattan customers,” said Louis E. Pardi, executive vice president, Eastern Operations, for Washington Group’s power unit. “This project represents the first major plant addition by Con Edison in more than 15 years. The installation of new technology in a powerhouse built in the 1920s will require ingenuity and flexibility by the combined Washington-Con Edison project team and all participants.”

Washington Group began engineering and procurement for the project in July 2000. The company previously provided Consolidated Edison with a feasibility study, licensing support, and a conceptual design for the project. The repowered generating station is targeted for operation in the Summer of 2002.

Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest utility companies, with approximately $7.0 billion in annual revenues and approximately $14 billion in assets. The company, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., provides electric, gas, and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

Washington Group International, Inc. is an international engineering and construction firm with more than $5.0 billion in annual revenues and a backlog of approximately $6.6 billion. With 39,000 employees at work in more than 40 countries, the company serves the power, environmental, government, heavy-civil, industrial, mining, nuclear-services, petroleum and chemicals, process, pulp and paper, telecommunications, transportation, and water-resources markets as an engineer, constructor, program manager, and developer.