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Local 193 members use a 365-ton crane to move a new ductwork section into place at the Mirant power plant on the Potomac River in Alexandria, Va. Sections ranged in size from 19,000 to 41,000 pounds.

Ductwork demo/install work on Mirant power plant stacks is on schedule

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 193 (Baltimore) have been on the job in Alexandria, Va., since August 2008, replacing old ductwork at the Mirant Potomac River Generating Station. The job is expected to be completed in February.

Working for Riggs Distler & Co. Inc., the Boilermaker crew is replacing everything from the ID fan to the stack tie-in on five units. In all they will remove 650,000 pounds of scrap metal and install 690,000 pounds of new steel, working a total of 190,000 man-hours.

Built in 1949, the generating station uses oil to pre-heat each of its five units then burns coal to generate electricity for about 482,000 homes.

Chartered in 1912, Local 193 is a construction lodge representing over 320 members.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-193
Reporter  V48N1
Published on the Web: January 20, 2009

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