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.
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.
Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a contract worth more than €100m from Ørsted Wind Power for the installation of offshore export cable for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm.
Texas-based oil and gas company ExxonMobil has achieved financial close for the $1bn expansion of its Fawley Refinery in the UK.
The UK government has given development consent to Sembcorp Utilities' proposed 1,700MW Tees combined cycle power plant (CCPP).
American engineering firm Black & Veatch has been selected as principal contractor to complete the final stages of commissioning of Energy Works Hull’s combined heat and power (CHP) enabled gasification plant in the UK.
Inverclyde Council has announced that plans for an iconic building on the banks of the Clyde at Greenock to welcome cruise ship passengers have been approved.
Italian renewable energy company Enel Green Power has started construction on four wind farms for a total capacity of 110MW in Zaragoza, Spain, with a total investment of approximately €116m.
Levvel, a consortium of Van Oord Aberdeen Infrastructure Partners, BAM PPP PGGM Infrastructure Coöperatie and RebelValley, has commenced work on €550m (£473m) project to reinforce the Afsluitdijk flood defence project in the Netherlands.
German wind turbine maker Enercon has commenced construction on the 845MW second phase of the Markbygden wind complex in Sweden.
Covanta Holding and Green Investment Group (GIG) have announced that the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility in Bedfordshire, England, has reached financial close.
The UK Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has decided to provisionally approve a proposal by Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) to build a 600MW subsea electricity transmission link from Shetland to mainland Scotland.
West Cumbria Mining (WCM) has secured planning approval from Cumbria County Council (CCC) to develop its metallurgical coal project Woodhouse Colliery, a new underground mine near Whitehaven in West Cumbria.
Severn Trent, a water company based in the UK and constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, has announced details of the first contractors it plans to use to deliver its £2bn investment in its construction projects for the seventh asset management period (AMP7).
Construction is set to commence on coastal risk management works as part of a £150m investment over three years across Wales, UK.
Drax Power has secured approval from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for an application submitted by the company for the construction of a gas power station in Bedfordshire to support the electricity system as more renewables come online.
A joint venture between Clugston and CNIM has secured a contract from a consortium consisting of Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group (GIG) and Covanta Energy for a new £210m energy from waste (EfW) plant at Grangemouth in Scotland.
A consortium, led by construction company Acciona, has been selected to build and operate the £150m NESS energy from waste (EfW) plant for Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council in Scotland.
UK Environment Agency’s new, £67.4m tidal flood defence barrier for Ipswich has been opened, which will ensure protection for more than 1,600 homes and 400 businesses from flooding and the impacts of climate change over the course of the next century.
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, represents key part of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) connection scheme. The overhead line project also marks Balfour Beatty’s third major package of works at HPC.Pursuant to the contract, the construction firm will design, supply, install, test and commission a new overhead line spanning 48.4km and crossing through the Mendip Hills in Somerset, where Balfour Beatty is currently executing cable works under a separate contract for National Grid.Work on the project is set to commence shortly, with completion expected in summer 2025. The project will employ a workforce of more than 150 people during peak construction period.When completed, the new transmission line will connect HPC with a new substation in Avonmouth, Bristol.Balfour Beatty stated that it will use National Grid’s new T-Pylon design, marking the first time this technology has been used on a live transmission asset.Balfour Beatty CEO for its Rail and Utilities business Mark Bullock said: "Our extensive knowledge and unique capability in delivering major complex Overhead Line schemes, makes us ideally positioned to play a key role in helping to deliver the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for more than 20 years."We look forward to working with National Grid to successfully and safely deliver low-carbon electricity for around six million homes across the UK."Balfour Beatty is currently working on the projects, including the £47m Fort Augustus to Fort William 132kV Transmission Reinforcement project and the £43.5m Beauly to Keith 132kV Modernisation programme on behalf of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission.The company is also executing the £55m London Power Tunnels project for London Underground which will deliver a new 32km electrical superhighway in London and a €219m contract in a consortium with Prysmian Group to install a 65km electricity cable between France and Great Britain on behalf of ElecLink.