NextEra Energy's subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources and Omaha Power Public District (OPPD) have broken ground on a new 160MW Sholes Wind Energy Center in Wayne and Stanton Counties, Nebraska, US.
Bechtel, a US-based EPC and project management company, has completed the construction of 1,124MW Hummel Station power plant in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania.
SA Energy Group, a 50:50 joint venture between Aecon and Robert B Somerville, has won a CAD282m ($214m) contract from Enbridge Pipelines for Spreads 8 and 9 of the Line 3 Replacement Phase 2 project in Manitoba, Canada.The scope of work includes construction of 92.2km pipeline in the area of Brandon, Manitoba, for Spread 8, and 96.5km pipeline near Morden, Manitoba, for Spread 9 extending to the Canada-US border.According to Aecon Group, construction is expected to commence in August 2018 and substantial completion is likely by the end of 2018.SA Energy Group had recently completed Spreads 3 and 4 (261km) under Phase 1 of the Line 3 Replacement project in Saskatchewan.Aecon Group president and CEO John Beck said: “This award, combined with Aecon’s recent major project wins, will see backlog reach record levels in the second quarter of 2018 and demonstrates our proven capabilities delivering a diverse range of projects through Aecon’s Industrial segment.”Aecon Industrial executive vice president Mark Scherer said: “SA Energy Group’s experience executing Spreads 3 and 4 with outstanding safety and quality performance, engagement of Indigenous Peoples and regulatory compliance, highlights the joint venture’s proven capability to deliver key components of this project.“The award of Spreads 8 and 9 solidifies SA Energy Group as a partner-of-choice for Enbridge and Aecon looks forward to further mobilising pipeline capabilities while working with our partners on this important project.”Earlier in July 2018, Aecon secured an AUD248m ($188m) contract from the City of Toronto for the FG Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Project: Section 1, part of the overall FG Gardiner Strategic Rehabilitation Plan under which the entire expressway will be rehabilitated.The scope of work includes replacement of the superstructure of the FG Gardiner Expressway between Cherry Street and Jarvis Street (1.1km), rehabilitation of three ramps, installation of new street lighting and a Road Emergency Services Communication Unit (RESCU) system.The project will begin in the third quarter of 2018 and construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.Beck said: “The FG Gardiner Expressway is a critical roadway that moves over 200,000 people daily and we’re proud to lead this important component of the Strategic Rehabilitation Plan.”____________________________________________________________________________________________Image: The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline. Photo: courtesy of outgunned21/Freeimages.com.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced plans for a $1.2bn tunnelling project to improve operational flexibility between facilities of the drinking water supply for more than nine million people in the city and Westchester County.
GE Renewable Energy's Hydropower business has been selected by Seattle City Light (SCL), a US-based public utility, to rebuild three generators in the powerhouse of the Boundary Dam.
Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline (KMTP), EagleClaw Midstream Ventures and Apache have signed a letter of intent for the development of the proposed Permian Highway Pipeline Project (PHP Project), which will supply natural gas from the Permian Basin to markets along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Bechtel has been selected by Port Arthur LNG, a wholly owned affiliate of Sempra LNG & Midstream, as the EPC contractor for the Port Arthur liquefaction project in Jefferson County, Texas.
Surerus Murphy Joint Venture, SA Energy Group, Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction have won conditional contracts from TransCanada to construct the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline project.
A joint venture between US-based infrastructure firm Aecom, Canadian construction companies Aecon and SNC-Lavalin has won a CAD475m ($362m) contract from Bruce Power for the Unit 6 Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario.
The National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended the government to approve a variance to the North Montney Mainline Project certificate that was issued earlier, to facilitate construction on the proposed CAD1.4bn ($1.07bn) natural gas project in northeast British Columbia.
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) is set to break ground on the $135m Westerly Storage Tunnel (WST) on 18 May 2018 as part of the 25-year, $3bn Project Clean Lake programme to clean up water flowing into Lake Erie.
A joint venture between Fluor and JGC has been selected as an EPC contractor by LNG Canada for its planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.
First Solar has unveiled plans to build a new solar module manufacturing facility near its Perrysburg, Ohio, flagship plant.
US-based Buckeye Partners has formed a joint venture with Phillips 66 Partners and Andeavor to develop a new deep-water, open access marine terminal in Ingleside, Texas.
Acciona Energia is set to build its second wind farm in Texas and the company’s ninth in the US, which will increase the company’s US wind power capacity to 866MW.
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.