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OMPA Signs Contract With TIC For Construction Of Charles D. Lamb Energy Center
PHOTO CAPTION (Photo Attached): On January 8th, (First Row, Left to Right) Charles D. Lamb, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) Board of Directors Chair; and Dean Brister, TIC District Manager; signed contracts for TIC (The Industrial Company) to be the general contractor for the construction of the Charles D. Lamb Energy Center north of Ponca City, while (Back Row, Left To Right) Randy Elliott, OMPA General Counsel; David W. Osburn, OMPA General Manager; Phil Berthelot, TIC Vice President for Business Development; Vicki Sheppard, TIC Contracts Administrator; and Umesh Sadalge, OMPA Senior Facilities Engineer – Generation; watch the signing of the documents.
OMPA Board Chair Charles D. Lamb signed the final contract for the construction of the Charles D. Lamb Energy Center. The 103-megawatt single cycle power plant will be built on a site in northern Kay County, seven miles north of Ponca City and six miles east of Blackwell on State Highway 11. It will provide power to OMPA’s 39 member cities beginning in the spring of 2015.
TIC was chosen as the general contractor to construct the Charles D. Lamb Energy Center. This is OMPA’s first greenfield power plant project in which the Authority is not a partner, but the sole owner and operator. The unit will help meet the current needs and future growth of the municipal members several years into the future. The plant will be a natural gas-fired unit.
The groundbreaking for the facility will be held at the site on February 13th at 2 pm
Started in 1974 in Steamboat Springs Colorado, TIC (The Industrial Company) is a direct-hire general industrial construction company with annual contract awards of over $2 billion. The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 39 municipal electric utilities. OMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities. The members of OMPA serve approximately two-hundred and fifty-thousand Oklahomans.