Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has started work on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) for a coal combustion residuals (CCR) – otherwise known as coal ash – treatment project in Trimble County, Kentucky.
This is the company’s fourth project working with LG&E and KU with completion set for 2018. The project will transition Trimble County Generating Station’s CCR processing from a wet system to a state-of-the-art closed pipe dry conveyor system to convey bulk materials.¹
In December 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its final CCR rule to establish national regulations for the management and disposal of the by-products left over after coal is safely burned to make electricity. Facilities such as the Trimble County treatment project must comply with this regulation.
We are delighted that LG&E and KU have selected us to help them further reduce their environmental impact and comply with federal regulations. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with them.
¹ The closed pipe conveyor is typically used for conveying bulk materials such as flyash and gypsum, as at this site, for long distances where space is an issue and steep inclines are necessary.