In Oregon, Ohio, Operating Engineers are building a new 800 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant which will feature two modern gas turbines and one steam turbine.

The OCEP project, covering 30 acres and employing 75 Operating Engineers, began in 2014 and is scheduled for completion in December 2016.

The project, which was awarded to general contractor Black & Veatch, is being constructed under the National Construction Agreement. Contractors working on the project include:

  • George Gradel. Currently installing the underground utilities.
  • Mosser Construction. Performing the foundation concrete work.
  • Berkle & Company. Installing 1,150 auger cast piles.
  • Azco Integrated Construction. Installing the structural steel for the steam turbine building, combustion turbine building and pipe racks.
  • Burkhalter Rigging. Transporting all gas turbine motors from the Toledo port to the job site.

To supply the demand of water for the OCEP project:

  • Mosser Construction continues working on the water treatment plant raw water improvements which consist of expanding the capacity of the low service pump station, replacing raw water pumps and chemical feed systems, and installing a standby generator.
  • Helms & Sons has completed constructing a 13.4 million gallon raw storage pond, flow control vault and a pumping station.
  • Speer Bros. is installing approximately four miles of 24” diameter raw water line and appurtenances along with a meter vault.
  • Kokosing Construction is renovating the low service pump station which supplies raw water to the water treatment plant facility.