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Contractor reports 89 layoffs at Calpine site in York County

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Nearly all of the employees working for a subcontractor on a new power plant under construction in southeastern York County are out of work, according to a layoff notice provided to the state Department of Labor and Industry.

The notice was filed by Louisiana-based Aptim Specialty Services LLC, a maintenance services provider. It said 89 employees will be laid off from the Calpine York 2 Energy Center project in Peach Bottom Township on Dec. 22.

Texas-based CB&I Services LLC, which is building the dual-fueled, combined-cycle electric generating facility for Calpine Corp., terminated its temporary contract with Aptim. An unknown limited number of Aptim employees are expected to remain on site, according to the layoff notice.

The new plant is expected to begin operating in 2018.

Officials for CB&I and Aptim were not immediately available for comment on the change.

The York 2 Energy Center will be adjacent to the existing York Energy Center. The turbines at the power plant primarily use natural gas but can also run on ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel oil. 

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