GRANITE FALLS, Minn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/—Fagen, Inc. of Granite Falls, Minn., has reached an agreement with wholesale energy supplier Southern Power for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the Nacogdoches Generating Facility in Sacul, Texas. The Nacogdoches Generating Facility is the largest single boiler biomass project in the United States.

Southern Power, the subsidiary of Southern Company that acquires, builds, manages and owns wholesale generation assets, acquired the project from American Renewables, LLC on Oct. 9 and is now moving ahead with construction. When completed in the summer of 2012, the 100-megawatt plant will be the largest single boiler biomass project in the United States.

“This project is an excellent opportunity to work with Southern Power to help Austin citizens use local fuel resources to help reach their renewable energy goals. We look forward to great relations with Nacogdoches County residents and officials as we construct this biomass power plant,” said Ron Fagen, CEO and president of Fagen, Inc.

Zachry Engineering Corporation has been contracted by Fagen Inc. to be the design engineer. Zachry Engineering will provide overall site design, balance of plant engineering and design coordination. Minneapolis, Minn., will be Zachry Engineering’s prime office for design services.

Fagen, Inc’s partner for the engineering, supply, erection, and commissioning of the biomass boiler and distributed control system is Metso Power, Charlotte, N.C. The biomass boiler plant will use bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and once operational, will be one of the largest and most efficient biomass boilers in the world.

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas of Lake Mary, Fla., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is Fagen Inc.‘s partner for the steam turbine. This turbine is specifically designed to be the most efficient and therefore make as much power as possible from the available energy from the biomass. In this manner Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas is able to minimize the emissions and make this plant the cleanest in the entire region.

Fagen Inc’s partner, Wolf Material Handling Systems of Elk River, Minn., has the responsibility for the design, engineering, supply and commissioning of the Biomass Fuel Handling System. This includes truck receiving, processing, storage, reclaim and delivery of fuel to the boiler.

Fagen, Inc. is the largest, most respected merit shop green energy design-builder in the United States. Utilizing a database of over 25,000 civil, mechanical, and electrical direct-hire employees, Fagen, Inc. has constructed 60% of the ethanol production capacity in the United States, multiple wind farms, and significant upgrades to power plants. Fagen, Inc. is prepared to meet industrial demand growth with a large inventory of cranes, including several Manitowoc 18000’s, and one of the largest CAT fleets in the Midwest. The unmatched standard for safety, quality, and service has led Fagen, Inc. to be listed in the top 40 largest contractors in the United States by ENR. Information about Fagen, Inc. can be found by visiting www.fageninc.com.

SOURCE Fagen, Inc.

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