Dravo Awarded Two Contracts Totaling $7 Million

Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., has received two contracts totaling $7 million for the design, engineering and construction of a coal barge unloading system and a 40-cell dock at Allegheny Power Systems' Pleasants Power Station at Willow Island, W.Va. The unloading system will include a bucket-elevator barge unloader and shuttle barge haul system designed to handle 3,300 tons of coal an hour from barges. The dock facility will be used for unloading coal and lime for the plant's pollution control system. The first of the two new 626- megawatt units on the Ohio River will be in commercial service in 1979. United E n g i n e e r s & Constructors Inc. of Philadelphia has overall responsibility, under direction of the Allegheny Power Service Corporation, for the engineering and construction of the station. Allegheny Power System includes three operating companies — Monongahela Power Company, The Potomac Edison Company, and the West Penn Power Company.

Dravo is an international engineering, construction and manufacturing firm with more than 50 years' experience in civil construction and the design and manufacture of materials handling systems.

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