PayneCrest Earns 11th AGC Keystone Award  


Nov. 15, 2016

PayneCrest Earns 11th AGC Keystone Award

ST. LOUIS – PayneCrest Electric, Inc.’s foresight and ingenuity in a highly complex power plant environmental retrofit has earned top honors in the 2016 AGC of Missouri Keystone Awards. The firm won its 11th AGC Keystone Award for its work on the Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry, Ark. PayneCrest was also recognized for infrastructure improvements it made to the Monsanto campus in Chesterfield, Mo. which was saluted as a finalist in the Keystone Awards. Since 2002, a total of 25 PayneCrest projects have been honored in the AGC Keystone Awards. The projects span work for healthcare, technology, energy, renewable energy, commercial and industrial industries.

American Electric Power Corp. Southwestern Electric Power Co. (AEP SWEPCO) and Arkansas Electric Corp. (AECC) relied on PayneCrest to optimize a $408 million retrofit to the 528-megawatt, coal-fueled Flint Creek Power Plant to comply with new stringent U.S. environmental regulations. PayneCrest managed the integration of electrical installations for a NID Dry Flue Gas Desulphurization (DFDG) System and an Activated Carbone Injection (ACI) system to mitigate plant emissions of sulfur and mercury. PayneCrest installed all of electrical distribution equipment, the 125 V DC system, UPS system, DCS cabinets, lighting systems, fire detection and more. In all, PayneCrest installed more than 1.3 million feet of cable, 10,000 feet of cable tray, 80,000 feet of conduit, and 1,200 light fixtures. The two-year-long project was completed on time and within budget with no injuries in 205,000 manhours on the job.

The Flint Creek project joined 10 other PayneCrest projects that earned AGC Keystone Awards, including:

  • Solana Concentrated Solar Power Plant
  • ConocoPhillips Coker and Refinery Expansion (CORE)
  • Thomson Reuters Data Center • BJC Data Center • Holcim Cement Plant
  • Lumiere Place Casino and Hotel • Chrysler – RT Body Shop
  • Boeing Track II
  • CitiMortgage
  • Ameren Meremac Power Plant – New Coal Transfer Facility

For Monsanto, PayneCrest performed electrical site upgrades for the $400 million Monsanto Chesterfield Village Campus Phase I Expansion -- one of the largest and most complex corporate research expansions ever in St. Louis. It included electrical upgrades for an additional 590,000 square feet of campus space including 250 labs, a new parking garage, new office and research space, 36 greenhouses, and 13 controlled environment agriculture rooms. All work was performed without disrupting existing operations on the 210-acre campus and without a recordable injury in more than 10,000 manhours of work.

Founded in 1954, PayneCrest specializes in solution-oriented industrial, commercial and telecom electrical contracting services for a local, regional and national clientele. Clients span healthcare, technology, biotech, energy, industrial, institutional and commercial industries. Find out more at