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URS to Build Power Generating Unit at Tennessee Valley Authority's Gleason Power Plant

Posted on May 1, 2009

URS Corporation has been authorized by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide engineering, procurement, construction, startup and commissioning services to increase the capacity of the Gleason Combustion Turbine Plant located in Weakley County, Tennessee. The project has an approximate value of USD$292 million, over a three-year period.

The project will be executed under URS Washington Division’s long-term alliance agreement with TVA to provide the full range of services to build combined-cycle and simple-cycle gas turbine projects throughout the TVA system. The alliance agreement has a funding limit of $2.5 billion and a potential term of 10 years.

The Washington Division’s scope of work will include services to construct a steam turbine block and reconfigure the Gleason plant to combined cycle operation. The project will add 360 megawatts of capacity to the existing 540 megawatt plant, and it is scheduled for completion in November 2011. TVA acquired the Gleason plant, which has three combustion turbine generating units, in December of 2006.

Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies.

For more information: www.urscorp.com

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