SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

July 21, 2011 06:10 ET

AEP Teams With NECA-IBEW to Instill Code of Excellence on $1 Billion FGD Scrubber Project at West Virginia Power Plant, a Feature of "Industry Today" on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 21, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Earlier this year, American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio), and its contractors completed work on a $1 billion Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Scrubber project at the company's 35-year-old, 2,900-megawatt John Amos power plant in Winfield, West Virginia. The project involved the retrofit of three coal-fired power generation units with FGD scrubbers to reduce emissions, and was implemented using the IBEW's code of excellence. The Code of Excellence program instituted by the IBEW and endorsed by its NECA contractors creates a common set of expectations between project owners, contractors and labor, setting expectations for safety, productivity, implementation, cost and respect for the environment.

The NECA-IBEW Code of Excellence program was instrumental in the success of the project. As interviewed on ElectricTV, Thomas P. Householder, Director of Administrative Services for AEP, stated, "About 20% of the work on the project involved IBEW hours, so the IBEW labor was crucial to the success of the project."

Mr. Householder continued, "There are other labor options, but the IBEW brings to us greater value for our dollar."

For more information on how the NECA-IBEW partnership can help your next industrial project succeed, visit

The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has provided over a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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