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.
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.
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 construction of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant and a polypropylene (PP) upgrading facility (PDH/PP Facility). The project will be owned by their joint venture Canada Kuwait Petrochemical (CKPC).The PDH/PP Facility will be constructed inside the Alberta Industrial Heartland in Sturgeon County, near the Redwater fractionation complex (RFS) owned by Pembina.Expected to be operational in mid-2023, based on receipt of environmental and regulatory approvals, the petrochemical facility will produce 550,000 tons per annum of PP.Considered to be a high-value polymer, PP is used in various finished products such as automobiles, food packaging, medical devices and home electronic appliances.The new petrochemical facility will use about 23,000 barrels per day of local propane from RFS and other regional fractionation plants as its feedstock.Pembina president and CEO Mick Dilger said: "Sanctioning of the PDH/PP Facility is the largest step taken to date by Pembina in executing its strategy to secure global market prices for customers' hydrocarbons produced in western Canada, and provides another exciting platform for future growth."Today's announcement is the culmination of many years of hard work with our partner to develop a project that is well positioned to capitalize on Alberta's abundant supply of propane and undertake value-added processing that benefits all of Pembina's stakeholders, the Province of Alberta and indeed all of Canada.”On its part, Pembina will invest C$2.5bn ($1.9bn) in the PDH/PP Facility in line with its 50% stake in CKPC. As per an agreement with PIC, the Canadian pipeline transport company will provide services under a long-term, take-or-pay arrangement from the new facilities.PIC, on the other hand, has the right to market the PP produced from the petrochemical facility as per an agreement signed with its joint venture partner in last May.Last week, Pembina approved a $382m expansion of Peace pipeline system in Alberta. Under this expansion project, the company will construct new 10 and 16inch pipelines in the Gordondale to La Glace corridor of the Canadian state in addition to six new pump stations or terminal upgrades between Fox Creek and Gordondale.
American technical services firm Jacobs Engineering has been selected by the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) for engineering design management (EDM) services pertaining to the $17bn California WaterFix programme.
Italian energy firm Enel, through its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, has commenced construction on 450MW High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, Texas, US.
Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), the renewable energy subsidiary of the Enel Group, has begun construction on the 244MW Dolores wind farm in the municipality of China, the company’s first project in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.
Italian renewable energy company Enel Green Power (EGP) has broken ground on the Magdalena II, a 220MW solar park, in the municipalities of Tlaxco and Hueyotlipan, in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala.
A joint venture between Canadian construction company Aecon (40%) and American heavy civil construction company Traylor Bros (60%) has won a $267m contract from Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Water District) for the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in British Columbia, Canada.
ENGIE North America has begun construction on the 196MW East Fork Wind Project in Thomas County, Kansas.
TransCanada Corporation has announced a $1.5bn expansion of its NOVA Gas Transmission (NGTL) System to connect existing and new supply to incremental intra-basin market demand.
The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has signed an agreement with The Carlyle Group to develop a crude oil export terminal on Harbor Island, connecting crude oil production in the US with global markets.
Canadian company Nauticol Energy has announced plans to construct a $2bn methanol manufacturing facility in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
German polymer manufacturer Covestro will invest around €1.5bn in a new world-scale methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant at its existing site in Baytown, US, making it the largest single investment by the company so far.
Mercedes-Benz Cars has broken ground on a new battery factory near the vehicle production facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US, which will provide batteries for future electric SUV under the product and technology brand EQ.
SA Energy Group, a 50:50 joint venture between Canadian construction firm Aecon and Robert B Somerville, has won a C$526m ($410m) contract from TransCanada for Spreads 3 and 4 of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline project in British Columbia, Canada.
A joint venture between Fluor and JGC Corporation has won a $14bn contract from LNG Canada to provide the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction services for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.
Bechtel, an EPC and project management company based in the US, has been selected by South Field Energy to design and build a $1.3bn, 1,182MW combined-cycle facility in Columbiana County, Ohio.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has begun construction of the Misae and Sage solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the US on behalf of the Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III) fund.
American engineering, construction, and management support firm Parsons Corporation has been selected by Appalachia Development Group (ADG) as EPC partner for the Appalachia Storage and Trading Hub (ASTH) in the US.
Advanced Power has closed a $1.3bn financing for the construction of South Field Energy, a 1,182MW combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility, in Columbiana County, Ohio, US.