Photo courtesy of CB&I
The massive project maintained an excellent safety record.

CB&I and Babcock & Wilcox joined forces to build the 620-megawatt John W. Turk Jr. Power Plant, with work spanning from April 2007 to December 2012. The entire project team, including the owners, contractors and subcontractors, recorded 12.8 million man-hours on the $1.7-billion facility. More than five million linear ft of cable, 200,000 linear ft of pipe, and 66,000 cu yd of concrete were used in the project. Despite the project's enormous size and massive number of man-hours required, the team logged a recordable incident rate of just 0.64 and a lost-time accident rate of 0.11. Owner Southwestern Electric Power Co. called CB&I's safety program one of the best they have ever been involved with.

Project Team

Owner: Southwestern Electric Power Co., Columbus, Ohio, a division of American Electric Power

Lead Design: CB&I, Centennial, Colo.  

General Contractors: Babcock & Wilcox Co. (AQCS GC), Charlotte, N.C.; CB&I (BOP GC), Charlotte, N.C.