Enel renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction on the Morro do Chapéu Sul wind farm cluster in Bahia, Brazil.
Swedish construction firm Skanska has won a NOK657M ($80.8M) contract from Eidsiva Vannkraft to construct Nedre Otta power plant in Norway.
Linde is set to expand its industrial gases plant in Claymont, Delaware.
US-based Alliant Energy has broken ground on a $700M natural gas-fuelled generating facility in Beloit, Wisconsin.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Lekela Power have signed an agreement for the development, construction and operation of a 158MW wind farm in Taiba N’Diaye, Senegal.
Spring Ridge Constructors (SRC) has been selected as the lead contractor by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for a $5bn natural gas transmission pipeline project in the US.
Saudi Arabia based contractor Saudi KAD has secured a contract from Saudi Aramco to deliver strategic pipeline projects related to the Master Gas Program Phase II, and the Fadhili Gas Program.
US-based electrical contractor MYR Group has won a $125M contract from Cross Texas Transmission (CTT) to build the new Limestone to Gibbons Creek transmission line in Texas.
TenneT, Statnett and KfW have begun work on the German converter station for the NordLink subsea cable project.
UK energy regulator Ofgem has given the go-ahead to the £1.1bn Aquind interconnector project between the UK and France.
Online retailer Amazon has unveiled plans for the construction of a new 253MW wind farm in Scurry County, Texas.
French firm Veolia has signed a £1bn agreement with Hertfordshire County Council to manage the county’s residual waste for 30 years at a proposed energy recovery facility.
Finnish state-owned financing company Finnvera is set to provide £100M in financing for the construction of the MGT Teesside biomass plant in the UK.
The UK government has approved the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset.
Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB) has begun construction of the Horizonte solar plant in Brazil.
Aecom has been selected by Ratch Australia as the owner’s engineer for the AUD360M ($270M) Mount Emerald Wind Farm in North Queensland, Australia.
A consortium formed by Morelco, a subsidiary of Peruvian construction firm Graña y Montero, has won a $149M contract to deliver the Regional Transmission System located in the Colombian Atlantic Coast.The contract has been awarded by the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) — an entity of the Ministry of Mines and Energy responsible for the design, supplies procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of the electrical reinforcement of Guajira Province.
Yorkshire Water has received planning approval from Leeds City Council for the construction of a new £72M sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion facility in Leeds, UK.The contract has been awarded to Black & Veatch with the civil engineering element being delivered by Clugston Construction.The new facility — to be located at Leed’s Knostrop waste water treatment works— will replace the existing sludge and bio-solid incinerator, which was built in 1993, and enable the more efficient and effective treatment of sewage combined with the additional benefit of renewable power production from the waste water effluent. The plant will have a capacity to process 131t of dry sludge daily and will generate enough renewable energy to meet 55% of Knostrop’s energy needs — enough to power 8,000 households.It will also help the company reduce its carbon emissions by 15%, and contribute to achieving the planned target of recycling 94% of the region’s sludge by 2020.The facility is planned to be complete in 2019.
Spanish-based companies Navantia and Windar have won a €120M contract from Iberdrola to supply the foundations for the East Anglia One wind turbines off the coast of the UK.Navantia will produce 34 jackets at its shipyard in Fene, while Windar will forge the jacket piles at its facilities in Avilés.The project — to have an installed capacity of 714MW — is being developed off the coast of East Anglia, UK, in the North Sea.The power generated by the wind farm will be sufficient to supply clean energy to more than 500,000 average UK homes. Iberdrola’s chairman Ignacio Galán said: “Thanks to the quality of the works carried out for our offshore wind farm in Germany and the know-how and expertise acquired in the fabrication of metal structures — both at Fene and Puerto Real yards — we are pleased to announce yet another contract award to Navantia, this time for the East Anglia One offshore wind project being developed by Iberdrola in British waters of the North Sea.”The East Anglia One wind farm will be commissioned in 2020.
A consortium of Balfour Beatty and Equitix has achieved financial closure for the £162.9M Humber Gateway offshore transmission project (OFTO), located off the coast of Yorkshire, UK.Balfour Beatty will invest £12.5M of the total required equity of £21M.The transmission line connects E.ON’s 219MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea, 8km off the east Yorkshire coast, to the onshore transmission grid.The wind farm includes 73 turbines, which are capable of generating enough electricity for about 170,000 homes annually.According to Balfour Beatty, its power transmission and distribution unit will operate and maintain the OFTO’s assets, including one offshore and one onshore substation and two cable circuits consisting of 18km of subsea and 30km of land cable.Balfour Beatty Investments CEO Ian Rylatt said: “This is our fourth OFTO contract to reach financial close and further establishes our position in the offshore transmission market.“Our technical expertise ensures we can efficiently and effectively, support the government’s targets to meet more of the UK’s energy needs through renewable sources.” The consortium will own and operate the offshore transmission line for the next 20 years.