The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has approved additional funding of $10.8bn for the construction of the $16.7bn, full California WaterFix project to modernise the state’s ageing water delivery system.
Duke Energy Florida’s natural gas plant in Citrus County is nearing completion and expected to begin operations soon.
The Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project of the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has secured permission to begin construction of the main process building, salvage and accountability building and process support facilities sub-projects.
Alstom Renewable US, a unit of General Electric, has won a contract worth $321.3m from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District to replace 14 turbines at the 980MW McNary Lock and Dam in Oregon, US.
AFDE Partnership, a consortium comprising Aecon, Flatiron Constructors Canada, Dragados Canada and EBC, has signed a contract with BC Hydro for the Site C generating station and spillways (GSS) civil works in British Columbia, Canada.
Wison Petrochemicals has secured a $360m contract for the modularisation of the design and supply processes, bulk material procurement and on-site construction and installation for a petrochemical project in Texas, US.
Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Enel, has begun construction on its Diamond Vista wind farm in Kansas, US.
A joint venture (JV) of OHL USA, a subsidiary of Spanish construction firm OHL, has secured a contract worth $187m to replace outfall pipe at the Bergen Point Waste Water Treatment Plant in New York, US.
The Boldt Company, together with its prime sub-contractor AZCO, has been awarded construction of the FD Kuester Generating Station in Marquette County and the AJ Mihm Generating Station in Baraga County, both in Michigan, US.
Hess Midstream Partners has formed a joint venture with Targa Resources to construct a 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) gas processing plant called Little Missouri Four (LM4) in North Dakota, US.
Entergy Louisiana, a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, has broken ground on the $872m, combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) has received approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to build the Mark Twain Transmission Project in northeast Missouri.
The Nebraska Public Service Commission has approved Canadian pipeline company TransCanada’s plan to construct $8bn Keystone XL pipeline; however, the route was not the preferred one by the pipeline developer.
Bechtel, a US-based construction and civil engineering firm, has bagged four fixed price, lump sum turnkey contracts worth $15.2bn from Tellurian for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the new Driftwood LNG plant near Lake Charles, Louisiana.
MidAmerican Energy Company has announced plans to build a new wind farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa.
Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), GE and Osaka Gas have broken ground on the 1,050MW CPV Fairview Energy Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Nexus Gas Transmission has secured an approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to commence construction on its $2.1bn interstate natural gas pipeline project.
An equal stake joint venture of Macro Enterprises and Spiecapag Canada has won a CAD375m ($298m) contract from Trans Mountain Pipeline for pipeline construction work on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
Energy infrastructure firm Veresen has submitted applications with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for two energy projects.
Tall Oak Midstream is set to construct a natural gas gathering system in southeast Oklahoma’s East STACK play in the US.