Chapman Corporation

American Bituminous

Fort Martin

Location: WV
Operator: Edison Mission O&M
Configuration: 1 X 95 MW
Operation: 1993
Fuel: bituminous coal waste
Boiler supplier: Pyropower
T/G supplier: GEC-Alstom
EPC: Bibb, Frucon

Quick facts: The ABP plant near Grant Town is owned by Edison Mission Energy (50%), Perennial Power (40%), American Power Investors (9.5%), and American Hydro Power Co (0.5%). The facility has a 42yr PPA with Allegheny Power Systems. The two CFB boilers use waste coal and pond fines from former mine operations (gob) and over its first 15yrs of operation, ABP reclaimed about 100ac of abandoned minelands. The facility is connected to the Rivesville-Fairview 138 kV transmission line.

Location: WV
Operator: Allegheny Energy Supply Co LLC
Configuration: 2 X 576 MW
Operation: 1967-1968
Fuel: bituminous coal, subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & Roe, Sanderson & Porter

Quick facts: Fort Martin is on a 700ac site on the west bank of the Monongahela River. The plant cost $226.3mn and was built for a consortium of Monongahela Power (22.5%), Potomac Edison (27.5%), West Penn Power (25%), and AYP Energy (25%). Supercritical boilers. The stacks are 550ft tall and the cooling towers are 370ft tall. PRB coal burn at Ft Martin began in Aug 2005.



Operator: Allegheny Energy Supply Co LLC
Configuration: 3 X 684 MW
Operation: 1972-1974
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Gibbs & Hill

Quick facts: Supercritical boilers. A new 1,000ft chimney was built by Pullman Power after GE Environmental Services FGD scrubbers were retrofit to the plant in 1995. In an unusual arrangement required by the site lay-out, the Unit-2 scrubber is housed in the base of the new stack. Washington Group was the EPC contractor for the FGD project.

Location: WV
Operator: Longview Power LLC
Configuration: 1 X 739 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Aker

Quick facts: Longview Power is a minemouth, supercritical generating unit in Maidsville. The $2bn investment is the largest privately-funded project in state history. The unit has baghouses, a 98% efficient wet FGD, overfire air, low-Nox burners, and SCR. Groundbreaking was in May 2007. The plant’s 500kV tie-line to the Allegheny Energy grid was energized in Mar 2010 and the unit achieved substantial completion at the end of Dec 2011. It was turned over on 3 Jan 2012. Longview Power is majority-owned by GenPower Holdings LP, which is backed by private equity firm First Reserve Corp.

Mt. Storm

Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 2 X 563 MW, 1 X 567 MW
Operation: 1965-1973
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, BBC
EPC: Stone & Webster

Quick facts: Mt Storm in the Allegheny Mountains of northeastern West Virginia is Dominion’s largest coal-fired power plant. A 1,200ac lake was built to serve the station and is also used for public recreation. B&W wet limestone FGD systems were retrofit to Units 1&2 in 2001.