Navajo Generating Station

Find news, information and re-employment resources related to the NGS decommissioning project.

Find news, information and re-employment resources related to the NGS decommissioning project.

Contractor opportunities

SRP has invited Navajo-owned firms to bid on contract work for the NGS decommissioning. SRP has instructed contractors to extend hiring preference for contract work (through prime contractors or subcontractors) to qualified members of the Navajo Nation.

Selected contractors

Prime contractor

SRP has selected Independence Excavating for the power block contract.

Subcontractors

Subcontractors will be announced soon.

Description of work

SRP expects power block removal work will begin in early 2020 and continue through 2021.

This work includes shutting down, decontaminating, draining of fluids/bulk chemicals, torch cutting, imploding and demolishing the power block (three 800-megawatt generating units) and related structures, including cooling towers, coal conveyance facilities, limestone crushing facilities, and other support facilities.

SRP anticipates approximately 105,000 tons of salvageable steel, 1,900 tons of salvageable copper and 350 tons of salvageable aluminum from the disassembly and demolition of the power block.

Prime contractor

SRP has selected National Salvage & Service Corporation as the catenary removal contractor.

Subcontractors

Subcontractors will be announced soon.

Description of work

Catenary removal will begin during fall 2019 and continue through fall 2020.

This work includes the removal of more than 2,500 catenary poles, electrical wires, supports, brackets and support poles along 81 miles of railroad tracks. The Navajo Nation will (as part of the Navajo Project Extension Lease) retain the railroad tracks.

Prime contractor

SRP is currently evaluating bid proposals for the pond closure and site restoration contractor.

Description of work

SRP expects the pond closure and site restoration work to begin during summer 2020 and continue through spring 2022. This work includes the restoration and revegetation of the plant site in accordance with the overall site drainage plan.

Prime contractor

SRP is currently evaluating bid proposals for the ash landfill contractor.

Description of work

SRP expects ash landfill work will begin during summer 2020 and continue through spring 2022. Approximately 13.4 million square feet of synthetic liner will be used for the pond closure and ash landfill work.

SRP will monitor groundwater quality at the NGS ash landfill for 30 years post-closure, per federal regulations.