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Boilermakers help build first U.S. ultra-supercritical unit

Aerial view of the J.W. Turk Plant under construction. Photo courtesy of AEP/B&W.
Aerial view of the J.W. Turk Plant under construction. Photo courtesy of AEP/B&W.
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the Boilermaker Reporter

Cutting-edge Turk Plant uses less coal and water, reduces emissions

THE FIRST-EVER commercially-deployed, ultra-supercritical power generation unit in the United States is under construction in southwest Arkansas — and Boilermakers are playing a leading role in the project.

The $2.1 billion, 600-MW J. W. Turk Jr. Plant will feature the latest environmental controls, according to majority owner Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (AEP) operating company.

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