Bechtel wins EPC contract for 1,000 MW coal-fired power plant

9 January 2009 – American Municipal Power-Ohio, Inc. and Bechtel Power Corp. said they would construct a 1,000 MW coal-fired electric generation facility in southern Ohio.

AMP-Ohio President/CEO Marc Gerken said his organization signed the contract on January 8, naming Bechtel the engineer-procure-construct contractor for the $3.25 billion American Municipal Power Generating Station and granting the engineering firm a limited-notice-to-proceed on the project.

AMP-Ohio announced Meigs County as the preferred site for the facility in October 2005. The project is contingent upon receipt of final permits and successful negotiations of state and local incentives.

The AMPGS project received a final air permit-to-install from the Ohio EPA along with the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, also issued by the Ohio EPA.

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