Energy & Utilities

Abengoa consortium wins contract for $700m desalination plant in UAE

15 May 2019 | Middle East

A consortium of Spanish company Abengoa and Chinese engineering firm SEPCOIII has secured a contract to begin early works for the construction of a $700m reverse osmosis desalination plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Endesa secures €300m green loan to build 789MW renewable projects in Spain

14 May 2019 | Europe

Italian energy company Enel’s subsidiary Endesa has secured €300m in green loan from the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) for the construction of wind and solar plants with a capacity of 789MW across six different regions in Spain.

Keppel to build two offshore wind farm substations offshore Taiwan

13 May 2019 | Asia

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has secured a contract from Danish energy giant Ørsted to build two offshore wind farms substations to be located offshore Taiwan.

Sellafield awards four contracts for nuclear site decommissioning project in UK

10 May 2019 | Europe

Sellafield, a nuclear decommissioning site licence company (SLC) controlled by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has awarded a 20-year contract to four organisations, which will help deliver the decommissioning programme at the site in Cumbria.

NSW govt approves 100MW solar farm in West Wyalong, Australia

10 May 2019 | Oceania

The Government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has granted approval for a 100MW solar farm in West Wyalong that has the potential to save up to 212,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduce overall emissions.

Matrix Service bags contract to build $250m LNG facility in North Carolina

6 May 2019 | North America

Matrix Service, a subsidiary of Matrix Service Company, has been awarded a contract by energy services firm Piedmont Natural Gas to construct $250m liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Robeson County, North Carolina, US.

OPWP selects ACWA consortium to develop 500MW solar project in Oman

6 May 2019 | Middle East

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has selected a consortium of ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects (AEPCo) to develop the 500MW Ibri-2 solar project in Oman.

UK announces support for planned underwater engineering hub

6 May 2019 | Europe

The UK government has announced its support to industry plans for a new underwater engineering hub in Aberdeen.The proposed Global Underwater Engineering Hub is intended to help diversify the UK’s oil and gas sector as well as support the country's shift from fossil fuels towards renewables.

ExxonMobilto to invest $2bn for Baytown petrochemical expansion project in US

3 May 2019 | North America

ExxonMobil has decided to move ahead with $2bn expansion project at its Baytown petrochemical complex located along the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, US.

US Steel to build two new facilities in Pennsylvania with $1bn investment

3 May 2019 | North America

United States Steel (US Steel) is set to invest more than $1bn for the construction of a new sustainable endless casting and rolling facility at its Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock, Pennsylvania, and a cogeneration facility at its Clairton Plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

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