Awarded National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee, Inc.’s “2007 Zero Injury Safety Award”
URS provided engineering, procurement, construction and startup services for installation of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems at Allegheny Energy’s Fort Martin Power Station Units 1 and 2 near Maidsville, West Virginia.
The FGD systems are designed to remove more than 90 percent of the sulfur dioxide emissions from the two units at the 550 MG power plant station. In addition, the system will enable the power plant to burn more local, high-sulfur coal. It is part of Allegheny’s broader program to reduce total sulfur dioxide emissions by nearly 75 percent.
Unique features of the project include: operating in an extremely limited space in proximity of the cooling towers; establishing an offsite absorber fabrication yard to facilitate coal barge shipments; constructing a river docking facility for limestone barges; modernization of absorber towers and ductwork sections for barges; relocating existing ash pond lagoons and underground utilities.
The project also received a Safety Excellence Award from Allegheny Energy.