Vendor News: American Electric Power Signs $32-Million Material Handling System Contract with FMC Technologies

The Material Handling Systems division of FMC Technologies, Inc. (Houston) signed a contract with American Electric Power Services Corp. (Columbus, Ohio) for the design, supply and installation of a limestone and gypsum handling system for the Mountaineer FGD Retrofit Project in New Haven, West Virginia. The contract value to FMC Technologies is approximately $32 million in revenue.

The system will enable American Electric Power to offload, transfer, convey, stockpile and reclaim both gypsum and limestone. The system will include silo-loading equipment for limestone and an overland conveyor system to convey gypsum to the landfill stockpile. Equipment delivery is scheduled for the second and third quarter of 2006, with start up by the end of the year.

"This agreement with AEP reflects our extensive experience as a complete solutions provider of bulk material handling systems for the power generation industry," said Robert L. Potter, Vice President-Energy Processing Systems, FMC Technologies. FMC Technologies employs approximately 9,000 people and operates 31 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries.

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