SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) today announced that the Company has been awarded a contract by We Energies to provide management, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the upgrade of the air quality control system (AQCS) at the Oak Creek Power Plant in Wisconsin. The four-year contract is valued at $600 million to URS.
As part of the effort to reduce emissions and meet state and federal air quality requirements, URS will install two wet limestone forced oxidation flue-gas-desulfurization (FGD) systems for the removal of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and two selective catalytic reduction systems for the removal of nitrogen oxide (NOx). URS has begun preliminary site work, and the project will continue through the second quarter of 2012.
"We are delighted to provide services to upgrade the AQCS at Oak Creek as part of our long-term relationship with We Energies," said Tom Zarges, President of URS' Washington Division. "This project follows the success of a similar air quality project that the Washington Division completed at We Energies' Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, which was named a 2007 Top Plant in the coal-fired category by POWER magazine."
URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Company operates through three divisions: the URS Division, the EG&G Division and the Washington Division. URS Corporation has more than 50,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 30 countries (www.urscorp.com).
We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and more than 1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. Its electricity prices are approximately seven percent below the national average. We Energies is the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas LLC, the principal utility subsidiaries of Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC). Visit the We Energies Web site at www.we-energies.com. Learn more about Wisconsin Energy Corporation by visiting www.wisconsinenergy.com.
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