Thielsch Awarded $2.7 Million Dollar Service Contract with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) of Missouri

Cranston, RI (February 7, 2012)Thielsch Engineering, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a three (3) year service agreement with Missouri based Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. The 2.7 million dollar contract(s) include the condition assessment of the boiler and high-energy piping components at the Choteau Plant, Thomas Hill Energy Center, and The New Madrid Power Plant.

The contract(s) also include the integration of Thielsch’s 4-SYTE System Strategy Program that will house the critical data of the components and allow AECI’s personnel immediate access to manage inspections, repairs and recommendations, as well as the construction, design and operational data. “The 4-SYTE program will provide AECI with the details and insight needed to streamline the complex tasks of evaluating equipment conditions, forecasting outage budgets and schedules, and performing risk assessments, stated Pam Smoske, 4-SYTE Systems Director.”

For over 50 years, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. has provided reliable wholesale power generation and transmission to its owner-members. AECI is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa and serves more than 875,000 customers. For more information about AECI please visit them on the web at

Thielsch Engineering, Inc., is a professional engineering firm that provides a complete range of consulting, design, and energy services to customers throughout the Unites States and internationally. Its multi-disciplined engineering and technical staff specializes in failure analysis, design, process optimization, and condition assessment. They are experts at implementing solutions for any type of routine or complex engineering challenge.

For more information on this project or Thielsch’s specialized services, please contact Peter Kennefick at (401) 467-6454 or by email at You may also visit them on the web at and

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