Shaw nears completion of 660 MW power plant in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, La., February 12, 2010 – The Shaw Group Inc. achieved substantial completion of the new Rodemacher 3 electric generating facility for Cleco Power LLC, a subsidiary of Cleco Corp.

As part of substantial completion, the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) petcoke-fired power plant was operated at its rated capacity and efficiency and has been released to Cleco for commercial operation.

Shaw was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract in August 2005 for two new 330-MW state-of-the-art CFB units supplying high-pressure steam to a single 660-MW steam turbine generator.

The Rodemacher 3 facility, located near Boyce, La., uses petroleum coke (petcoke) to generate power in an environmentally sound and cost-effective process.

Other accomplishments of the new power plant include:

* The facility’s ability to burn 100 percent petcoke makes it one of the largest petcoke-fired power plants in the world.

* The 1.5-mile pipe conveyor built to transport solid fuel from the barge unloading dock to the coal crusher house is the longest for this type of application in the U.S.

* In addition to providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the Rodemacher 3 project, Shaw’s fabrication and manufacturing facilities in Louisiana provided major piping systems, the turbine building and balance-of-plant structural steel for the project.

The Shaw Group is a leading global provider of engineering, construction, technology, fabrication, remediation and support services for clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response industries.

 

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