TIC-The Industrial Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiewit Corp., was recently awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a power plant for the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA), Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility.
The 495-MW Grand River Energy Center Unit 3 will feature the nation’s first installed Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) M501J-series engine, the company noted in a Jan. 20 statement. This state-of-the-art gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) installation is an example of TIC’s leadership position in today’s advanced gas turbine EPC market.
Construction on the plant will begin in early 2015 at GRDA’s facility in Chouteau, Oklahoma, just 35 miles east of Tulsa. The new power plant will help GRDA meet new emissions regulations by reducing its dependence on coal-fired generation. The project is scheduled to become operational in May 2017.
“TIC is excited to partner with GRDA to construct a power plant that utilizes the industry’s latest technology,” said Terry Carlsgaard, president of TIC. “We are committed to achieving project success through meticulous attention to safety and detailed planning every step of the way.”
TIC will self-perform work with its own workforces and capabilities, starting with engineering and procurement, and extending to all key craft disciplines in the field. The goal for every project is the same: build it safely, with the highest quality, on time and under budget.
TIC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kiewit and provides direct-hire construction services for industrial projects in the power, energy, mining and marine markets.