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CH2M HILL to Build 514 Megawatt Power Plant for Sierra Pacific Power

CH2M HILL to Build 514 Megawatt Power Plant for Sierra Pacific Power

DENVER, 25 January,2006 —CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction, and operations firm, today announced Sierra Pacific Power has awarded the firm an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for a new 514-megawatt combined cycle facility. CH2M HILL's EPC contract value is more than $200 million. Commercial operation is expected to begin by June 2008. At construction peak, the project will employ about 500 skilled workers.

The new generating station will utilize a "2-on-1" gas-fired combined cycle configuration, with General Electric-provided combustion turbines, a D11 steam turbine, two Nooter/Eriksen heat recovery steam generators, as well as an air-cooled condenser for water savings. The project will be managed out of CH2M HILL's Denver office, with construction to begin in March 2006.

"We're excited about the project because the new plant will provide much needed efficient energy for northern Nevada, and will thus benefit all rate-payers," said Roberto Denis, senior vice president for Sierra Pacific Resources. "Sierra Pacific chose LG Constructors, a subsidiary of CH2M HILL, to design and build the plant based upon rigorous selection criteria that considered cost, risk, experience, and execution planning," Denis said.

"We are pleased with the opportunity to feature our full cadre of integrated engineering, procurement, and construction services for this project," said Don Zabilansky, group president, CH2M HILL.

"We have demonstrated our capabilities and ability to work as a team in North Las Vegas at the Harry Allen Station for Nevada Power, a subsidiary of Sierra Pacific," Zabilansky said.

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