JW Didado Electric has signed a teaming agreement with Newpoint Gas on advanced hydrogen generation, decarbonization and combustion clean energy manufacturing facility near Piketon, Ohio.
JW Didado Electric will serve as a design assist and installation partner and provide electrical, and grid services work on the redevelopment of the former US Department of Energy’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS).
The centrepiece of the h2Trillium Energy and Manufacturing (h2TEAM) Complex, the $1.5 billion project will be an integrated energy system – a closed-loop manufacturing facility powered by clean hydrogen with carbon sequestration. At its peak, in the construction phase, it will provide approximately 2,900 jobs and, when finished, will produce clean silicon, ammonia, and power.
Working with the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI), Babcock & Wilcox, Ohio University, J.W. Didado, and other technical partners, the team intends to pursue a part of the $8 billion Department of Energy Hydrogen Hub (H2Hubs) grant for central Appalachia.
J.W. Didado President Dan Sublett, said, “Our parent company, Quanta Services, is an industry leader in clean energy projects and we are excited to lend our collective expertise and abilities to such an important project, one that will also create well-paying jobs for our union partners.”
Wiley Rhodes, CEO of Newpoint Gas, said,“We appreciate the opportunity to add J.W. Didado and Quanta Services to the team developing the clean power and manufacturing complex in Pike County.”
Dan Shirey, business manager of IBEW Local 575, commented, “The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has been involved with the project for more than a year now, partnering with other union leaders, industry experts, and elected officials.”