Power Maintenance Resources Inc. secures contracts to furnish power plant switchyards in Ohio and Michigan

HILLSBORO, OR, Jan. 14, 2002 – Power Maintenance Resources, Inc (PMRI) announces it has signed contracts to supply electric switchyards for generating facilities in Ohio and Michigan.

Together with the Illinois Power Company (IP), PMRI will furnish these switchyards for the Renaissance and Rolling Hills Generating Plants under turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract.

The PMRI scope of work for these yards includes all project and construction management, craft labor, engineering and procurement of all equipment and materials necessary to complete the projects.

The Renaissance switchyard feeds the output of 640 MW from four combustion turbines into the local transmission system at 345,000 volts. The Rolling Hills switchyard feeds the output of over 800 MW from five combustion turbines into the local transmission system at 765,000 volts.

“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to provide these major switchyards to our clients,” said Jake Hardy, President and CEO of PMRI. “The use of the EPC contract approach to furnish these switchyards is very cost effective for our clients and also provides them with one stop accountability for the entire project.”

“IP (engineering) and PMRI (construction) are well into what should prove to be a very successful switchyard construction effort for the Rolling Hills Generating Project at Wilkesville, Ohio,” said Doug Daniel, Project Manager of the Rolling Hills Project. “IP and PMRI personnel have continually exhibited strong teamwork and have performed in a professional manner. They have responded to project delays in a positive, timely manner and have successfully regained lost schedule time. They have proactively sought solutions to changing design requirements and have consistently maintained effective working relationships with the host utility as well as with Dynegy project personnel and contractors. We continue to anticipate completion of this project on schedule and within budget.”

“For the Renaissance Project switchyard construction project in Carson City, Michigan, IP provided a solid design in a timely manner,” said Jim Gerhardt, Project Manager for the Renaissance Project. “PMRI mobilized and continues to construct the switchyard safely, and is ahead of schedule.” “Working with the PMRI/IP team has been a pleasure.”

With offices in Hillsboro, Oregon and Issaquah, Washington, PMRI provides annual and outage maintenance, design, construction, decommissioning and spent fuel cask construction services to the power generation industry. PMRI is a wholly owned subsidiary of North American Energy Services. North American is a provider of power plant operations, maintenance and related technical services to the electric utility industry.

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