The Wyoming Integrated Test Center said Wednesday it had selected Hladky Construction to construct the test labs at the facility. When completed, the test center will have six demonstration sites supplied with flue gas, power, and service water from the Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station power plant. These sites will be available for lease by research teams studying innovative uses of carbon. “This is another positive step forward in this project,” John Jacobs, Basin Electric’s senior vice president of operations, said in a press release. “We’re pleased to see this vision unfold, and we’re eager to see the results of innovation and ingenuity come to life at the Dry Fork Station.”
The project is expected to be completed in late 2017. “With over four decades of service to Gillette, we are proud of the energy industry in Campbell County and proud to be involved in a project that could eventually lead to the production of a marketable commodity produced from carbon emissions,” Scott Heibult, a project manager at Hladky Construction, said in the release.