Renewable energy firm Equis Energy has secured an approval from the Western Downs Regional Council in Queensland to set up the 1,000MW Wandoan South Solar Project (WSSP) in Australia.
Jacobs Engineering Group has won a contract from the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to provide project management services for a proposed 200MW wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia.
Jemena, an Australian energy infrastructure company, has started construction on the 622km Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) that will help to resolve the gas supply crisis in eastern Australia.
Australian power utility AGL Energy is set to develop a 210MW reciprocating engine power station in South Australia that will entail an investment of $295m.
Construction work has commenced on an industrial solar project at the Sun Metals zinc refinery in North Queensland, Australia.
CIMIC Group company UGL has won engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts to design and build two new solar farms in Australia.
Downer EDI has won an AUD200M ($148M) contract from Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific (ESCO) for a solar power project near Townsville in Queensland, Australia.
Engineering and infrastructure firm RCR Tomlinson has secured a $175M contract to design and build a solar farm in Dalby, Queensland, Australia.
Acciona Energy has started construction on the 132MW Mount Gellibrand wind farm in the Australian state of Victoria.
Australia-based Infigen Energy has secured financing for the 113.2MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales, Australia.
RCR Tomlinson in collaboration with Manildra Prop Pty has won an $85M contract to design and construct a major utility solar farm at Manildra in New South Wales, Australia.
Australia-based engineering firm RCR Tomlinson has secured a contract worth over $80M from Edify Energy and Wirsol Energy for the first phase of the Gannawarra Solar Farm in Victoria, Australia.
Australia-based Monadelphous Group, in a joint venture (JV) with Jacobs Engineering Group, has received a letter of intent (LOI) from Oil Search Limited to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for Oil Search’s oil and gas production facilities in Papua New Guinea [pictured].
Australia-based AGL Energy (AGL) is set to move forward with the construction of the 200MW Silverton wind farm in western New South Wales, Australia.
UK-based renewable energy company RES has received planning permission for the construction of the Murra Warra Wind Farm in Australia.
An equal stake joint venture (JV) of CPB Contractors and UGL Limited has secured a design and build contract to increase the capacity of the Western Treatment Plant in Melbourne, Australia. [Image courtesy of Melbourne Water]
Aecom has been selected by Ratch Australia as the owner’s engineer for the AUD360M ($270M) Mount Emerald Wind Farm in North Queensland, Australia.
Schlumberger company OneSubsea has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $300M from Woodside Energy for the Greater Enfield Project oil development, off the northwest coast of Australia.The project will create a 31km subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin floating, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.OneSubsea will supply the subsea production system and the dual multiphase boosting system for the project.The contract includes the delivery of six horizontal SpoolTree subsea trees, six horizontal trees for the water injection system and six multiphase meters.It will also involve the provision of a high-boost dual pump station with high-voltage motors, umbilical, topside, subsea controls and distribution, intervention and workover control systems, landing string, and installation and commissioning services.
Laing O’Rourke has been awarded a third work package for the Ichthys project onshore LNG facilities in Darwin, Australia.Under the $200M package, the company will be responsible for providing civil finishing works at Bladin Point. Laing O’Rourke’s region director Stuart Crofts said: “This is the third major package we have secured on this project.“In 2012 Laing O’Rourke was awarded the EPC contract to deliver a network of four massive cryogenic tanks — in consortium with Kawasaki Heavy Industries — and the $260M contract to deliver the 3,500 bed Manigurr-ma Village in Howard Springs.“The logistically challenging project will see the project delivery team working in and around a number of other contractors completing major work packages on the site, including Kawasaki Heavy Industries — Laing O’Rourke’s own Cryogenic Tanks team.“Laing O’Rourke’s demonstrated capability to work collaboratively with a large number of stakeholders and our commitment to the use of Digital Engineering and innovative solutions to manage complex interfaces and deliver to the client’s program was instrumental in our success.”
A deteriorating section of the fluming carrying water to Tarraleah power station has been repaired on time and in budget, improving the safety and condition of this important infrastructure. Generating energy from water over the long term requires significant on-going investment in the safety and performance of more than dams and turbines. Water conveyance infrastructure also needs regular attention to keep the water flowing across the many, often rugged, kilometres from storages to power stations."Across a century of hydropower development, Hydro Tasmania has constructed 55 major dams, 30 power stations, and hundreds of kilometres of waterways," said Hydro Tasmania's civil portfolio manager Neil Smith."Many of these assets were world firsts when they were built and continue to provide outstanding service to this day. But, like any valuable infrastructure, our hydroelectricity and water assets require on-going maintenance to perform well into the future."A timely and successful repair of a rapidly deteriorating section of the flume carrying water to Hydro Tasmania's Tarraleah Power Station has greatly improved the safety and condition of this important piece of water conveyance infrastructure, and ensured its reliable service in Tasmania's power system for at least another 50 years.And if that isn't cause enough for celebration, this repair has also been achieved within schedule and budget, using safe and innovative design and construction methods, and carefully considering the flume's heritage values.