Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Technical Tour

2019 Technical Tour Information

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Longview Power, LLC, 1375 Fort Martin Road, Maidsville, WV 26541


08:00 - 08:15          Shuttle Pickup at Westin Hotel

09:45 - 10:00          Arrive at Longview Power Plant

10:00 - 11:30          Technical tour

11:45 - 12:45          Lunch

13:00                      Depart

14:30                      Arrive at Westin Hotel


Cost: $40.00 USD per person (The Technical Tour fee is NOT included in your conference registration fee.)

Registration Deadline 

August 20, 2019 - International Attendees (Non-US)

August 27, 2019 - US Attendees

Technical Tour Registration is CLOSED.

PIC Longview

Dress Code: The plant is a functioning power plant. Visitors should wear clothes that are more like work clothes than business attire.  Hard hats and safety glasses will need to be worn (these will be provided).  Shoes should be sturdy for walking and not have open toes or cloth covering.  Those who need prescription glasses to see should consider bringing their own safety glasses rather than rely on the plastic cover glasses provided by the Plant.

The Longview Power Plant is the newest, cleanest, most efficient coal-fired power plant in the 13-state PJM Interconnection and one of the most efficient in the United States, producing 700 net megawatts of electric power. Longview’s best-in-class heat rate of 8,750 Btu/kwh far surpasses that of all other coal-fired power plants in the North America. Longview’s advanced supercritical boiler, low cost fuel source and other project efficiencies combine to produce the lowest cost of dispatch (delivery of electricity) of any coal-fired plant in the region. Longview Power is a clean coal facility with best-in-class air pollution control systems that result in much lower emissions than its permit limits, which are among the lowest in the nation for coal plants. In addition, Longview emits significantly less CO2 than most other coal plants because of its high energy conversion efficiency.

The Longview Power project cost about $2.0 billion –the largest private investment in West Virginia’s history. The plant commenced operations in 2011, but construction defects and major changes in the power markets lead to the Company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2013. In early 2015, the Company reached a comprehensive settlement of all construction claims, with two of its major contractors agreeing to remediate plant defects at their own expense. As a result, Longview Power emerged from bankruptcy in April 2015 with the full remediation of the plant underway with new ownership lead by private equity firms KKR, Tennenbaum and Ascribe. The plant remediation was fully completed in November 2015.

Longview provides high-paying jobs to over 150 employees and appreciably supports the local and regional economies in northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Longview is dedicated to maintaining the health and safety of its employees, and consistently outperform national industry safety standards. Longview strives to be a good corporate neighbor and a responsible steward of the environment and stand behind its core values and mission, which include commitments to produce electricity reliably, economically and on an environmentally sustainable basis.