Energy & Utilities

Prysmian to upgrade power transmission grid in Washington

8 Feb 2019 | North America

The Prysmian Group, an Italian company that manufactures power transmission and telecommunications cables and systems, has been selected to upgrade the power transmission system in Washington, DC.

Enel begins construction on 716MW wind farm in Brazil

7 Feb 2019 | South America

Italian renewable energy firm Enel Green Power (EGP), through its Brazilian subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), has begun construction on the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farmin Brazil.

Construction to begin on Golden Pass LNG export project in US

6 Feb 2019 | North America

ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum have decided to proceed with the development of the Golden Pass LNG (liquefied natural gas) export project in Sabine Pass, Texas.

Ashghal begins excavation of Mesaimeer outfall tunnel in Qatar

5 Feb 2019 | Middle East

Qatar public works authority Ashghal has commenced excavation of a 10km outfall tunnel, as part of Mesaimeer Pumping Station and Outfall project that started in May 2018, to provide a solution for the discharge of surface and storm water in the country.

Pembina, PIC approve $3.4bn petrochemical complex in Alberta, Canada

5 Feb 2019 | North America

Pembina Pipeline and its partner Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries (PIC) will move forward with the construction of a C$4.5bn ($3.43bn) worth integrated petrochemical complex in Alberta, Canada.A final investment decision has been taken by the two companies in this regard, paving way for the ...

Work begins on MENA’s first solar-powered green hydrogen project in Dubai

4 Feb 2019 | Middle East

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy chairman and Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and other officials have broken ground on the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

L&T Construction wins contracts for rural water supply projects in India

4 Feb 2019 | Asia

L&T Construction, the construction unit of technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) of India, has won contracts worth INR10bn ($140m) to INR25bn ($349m) in India.

Acciona team wins €750m contract for desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

1 Feb 2019 | Middle East

A consortium comprising Spanish company Acciona, Marubeni, Abdul Latif Jameel-CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding, has won a €750m contract from Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Water and Electricity Company (WEC) to finance, design and build the Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant and operate and maintain ...

MIGA to provide €164m guarantee for Cameroon hydropower plant

29 Jan 2019 | Africa

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has announced that it is providing a guarantee of €164.5m to two investors - EDF International and STOA - in Nachtigal Hydropower Company, which is responsible for the development of a hydropower plant in Cameroon.MIGA, a member of the Worl ...

Balfour Beatty secures £214m Hinkley power transmission lines contract

29 Jan 2019 | Europe

UK-based construction firm Balfour Beatty has secured the £214m North and South 400kV overhead line project to connect the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to the national transmission network.The contract, awarded via National Grid’s Overhead Line Design and Build Framework, repres ...

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