AECOM Awarded Alliant Energy Riverside Energy Center Expansion Project Contract to Bring the Next Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Generation Plant to Wisconsin

AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that it has been selected as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the Alliant Energy Riverside Energy Center expansion project. The new facility will use gas-fired combustion turbine technology to produce approximately 700 megawatts of electricity for Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin. The value of the contract will be included in AECOM's backlog for the fiscal third quarter.

“We’re pleased to build the next-generation power plant that will enable Alliant Energy to keep delivering efficient and cost effective energy to thousands of customers and businesses,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM chairman and chief executive officer. “This project taps an experienced, talented team unrivaled in our industry for delivering energy efficient power generation sites across the country.”

AECOM was awarded the EPC contract for the US$700 million Riverside expansion project due to the company’s technical offer, experienced team of professionals, technology, layout and commercial offer. As EPC contractor, AECOM’s scope will include design, supply, install and start-up of a 2x1 gas-fired combine cycle. AECOM’s Construction Services group will be providing engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the project. The power plant is projected to be completed by early 2020.

According to Alliant Energy, the Riverside Energy Center expansion project will be one of the largest economic development projects in Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s long-term plan for the project is focused on keeping future energy rates low for customers.

Source: AECOM Technology Corporation
Date: Jun 28, 2016