Construction Of Dominion's Warren County Power Station Hits 50 Percent Mark
-- Natural gas-fueled station to meet growing energy needs in Northern
-- Construction workforce peaked at more than 1,400
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 26, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dominion Virginia Power's Warren
County Power Station, under construction in Warren County near Front Royal,
has reached a major milestone. Seventeen months after starting construction,
the station is 50 percent complete and on track to be online by the 4^th
quarter of 2014.
"It is starting to take shape," said Bob McKinley, vice president of
Generation Construction. "We are in the final stages of major equipment
installation and our work is transitioning to interconnecting the equipment
with piping, cable, instrumentation and so on."
In addition to reaching the halfway mark, the station also peaked for the
number of employees on site at 1,400. The workforce will start to go down over
the next few months.
Once complete, the 1,329-megawatt, combined-cycle power station will employ
about 40 employees and produce enough electricity to serve more than 330,000
customers. The station will help Dominion meet the growing energy needs in
Northern Virginia and throughout the state.
Warren County Energy Partners, a partnership of Burns & McDonnell and Zachry
Construction, is building the station for Dominion.
Dominion (NYSE:D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of
energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,500 megawatts of generation,
11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and
6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the
nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of
storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more
information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
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