University of Alaska Fairbanks picks Iowa-based firm for design of new 22-megawatt power plant


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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — An Iowa-based engineering company has been picked to help design a new $245 million coal-fired power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( reports Stanley Consultants has been awarded a $13.6 million contract for planning the plant.

The existing plant is nearing the end of its useful life after 50 years.

The new 22-megawatt plant will provide power and electricity to the campus from a location adjacent to the current plant.

Stanley Consultants previously worked with the school to study options for the new plant. The company will work with Fairbanks-based Design Alaska to provide design and engineering work.

The design is to be completed by early 2016 and construction is due to be finished in 2018.

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,

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