PDT Staff Writer
Kokosing Construction Company Inc.’s work at the Haverhill North Coke Company in Scioto County has been recognized among the best from a record number of nominations in the ninth-annual Move Ohio Awards program sponsored by the Ohio Contractors Association.
The OCA said Kokosing won for best construction practices in the more than $20 million category, “as it used the knowledge and experience it gained in performing Phase 1 of the Haverhill North Coke project to successfully complete Phase 2 for Tennessee-based SunCoke Energy Inc. Construction during Phase 2.”
Phase 2 included 100 coke ovens, five heat recovery steam generators, a flue gas desulphurizeration system and a 64-megawatt steam turbine generator.
The group said one of the impressive dimensions to Kokosing's job performance is that they self-performed nearly 100 percent of the project, which at its peak included more than 500 craft personnel working on the 266-acre site.
More than 1.4 million hours of trade labor was used on the project.
The Fredericktown company was one of three recipients of a 2008 Move Ohio Award presented at the OCA Winter Conference, Dec. 15-16 in Columbus.
Kokosing Construction’s safety measures resulted in a 1.7 incident injury rate, and OCA said proper environmental controls were ensured with the construction of the two on-site ponds for stormwater runoff control.
In its ninth year, the Move Ohio Awards program is open to all OCA members. It is designed to honor the achievements of Ohio’s highway, bridge, utilities and specialty contractors based on their construction activities, timely completion and quality of work.
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