PCL Industrial Construction Co. and Black & Veatch Joint Venture Awarded $583 Million Power Plant Contract from Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.– PCL Industrial Construction Co. (PCL) and a Black & Veatch subsidiary have been awarded a contract from Louisville Gas & Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities (KU) Company to design and build a new natural gas-fueled power plant. The new plant, named Cane Run Unit 7, will replace older, coal-fired units that will be retired by 2016.     
Rendering of Cane Run Power Plant
Rendering of Cane Run Power Plant
“The new Cane Run combined cycle plant will provide a reliable, low-cost and flexible energy supply to the people of Kentucky,” said Dean Oskvig, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global energy business. “The combined PCL and Black & Veatch team brings unparalleled project execution capabilities to our client and the people of Kentucky.”
The new Cane Run facility will be fueled by cleaner burning natural gas and provide up to 660 megawatts of capacity, the equivalent to powering approximately 660,000 homes.
The joint-venture partnership, collectively known as Bluegrass Power Constructors, will provide full engineering, procurement and construction services for the new Cane Run power plant. Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch, will provide engineering, electrical construction and startup services. PCL will provide construction services.
“As the construction leader, PCL assures safe and quality construction to LG&E/KU and the community of Louisville, Kentucky. We look to ensure the highest levels of safety and quality are maintained and achieved throughout all of our projects. These levels are demonstrated in not only the visual elements of our work, but in all aspects of the services we provide,” said John Moreno, vice president and general manager, PCL Industrial Construction Co.

Editor’s Notes:

  • The Cane Run Natural Gas Generating Facility will incorporate combined cycle technology
  • The facility will feature the latest Siemens advanced technology gas turbines, the SGT6-5000Fee

About PCL Construction

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building Critical Human Infrastructure™ in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2011 were US$2.6 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.
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