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SunCoke Energy plant approved for Greenup County

Will hire 100 to 120 employees

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2015) — The Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting has granted a construction certificate for an electric generating plant and associated electric transmission line at a planned coke plant in northern Greenup County.

SunCoke Energy South Shore LLCsun coke, of Lisle, Illinois, intends to construct a 90-megawatt (MW) plant in conjunction with a coke plant to be built on about 250 acres along the Ohio River 2 miles northeast of the city of South Shore. The site is currently in agricultural use, but is near other industrial facilities.

The entire plant will cost $450 million and have 100 to 120 employees, with an annual payroll of about $9 million. Construction will require as many as 600 workers at a time, with total construction wages and benefits of about $150 million. SunCoke stated that it intends to employ as many Kentucky workers as possible during construction and in the plant itself.

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