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Contractor Selected for South Bay Power Plant Demolition
Dynegy South Bay, Inc. has selected a contractor to demolish the above-ground structures of the non-operating South Bay Power Plant.

Silverado Contractors, Inc., an Oakland, California-based demolition contractor, was selected by Dynegy South Bay, Inc., based on its qualifications, favorable pricing and the overall merits of its proposal. The company has performed many large-scale, complex demolition projects and has a reputation for safely completing projects on time and within budget.

The bidding process was open to local, state and national contractors. Dynegy South Bay, Inc. received 11 proposals for the project. Because of the complexity of the project, it was necessary to select a contractor that had expertise in power plant demolition. Among its many power plant demolitions, Silverado Contractors, Inc., has demolished the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant in Eureka, California, removed six fuel storage tanks that supplied the Morro Bay Power Plant on California’s central coast and demolished a nuclear reactor test tower at a General Electric Nuclear Facility in San Jose.

“As we look forward to a new and economically vibrant future for our waterfront under the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, our residents are eager to see the power plant removed,” said Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox. “I appreciate the Port of San Diego’s diligence on the demolition.”

The South Bay Power Plant is located on Port of San Diego tidelands on the waterfront of Chula Vista. The Port has been working with the City of Chula Vista on the expedited removal of the power plant. In November 2011, Dynegy South Bay, Inc., submitted a Coastal Development Permit application to the California Coastal Commission. The Coastal Development Permit is a precursor to the City of Chula Vista issuing a demolition permit for the above-ground structures.

“The Port of San Diego is pleased that Dynegy South Bay, Inc., has selected a demolition contractor,” said Ann Moore, Vice Chair of the Board of Port Commissioners and the City of Chula Vista’s representative on the Board. “We are confident that the selection of Silverado Contractors, Inc., will assist us with our commitment to getting the South Bay Power Plant dismantled swiftly and safely.”

Currently, Dynegy South Bay, Inc., continues with asbestos removal of the plant. It is estimated that asbestos removal will be completed in June 2012.

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