Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction power transmission and distribution unit has bagged an $817M contract from Qatar General Electricity & Water (KAHRAMAA) for phase XIII of the ongoing Qatar Electricity Transmission Network Expansion Plan.
CNIM and Clugston Construction have won a contract from renewable energy firm Viridor to build a new £252M energy recovery facility (ERF) on an industrial site in Avonmouth on the outskirts of Bristol, UK.
Harbour Resource Partners has won a $272M contract to build a wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Pestech (Cambodia), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pestech International, has bagged a $100M contract from Cambodia-based Alex Corporation for the Stung Tatay Hydro Power Plant – Phnom Penh Transmission System Project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM) has started construction on Don José solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, has secured financing for its 250MW Willow Springs wind project in Haskell County, Texas.
Australia-based Infigen Energy has secured financing for the 113.2MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales, Australia.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has broken ground on the NOOR Ouarzazate IV plant, the fourth and final phase of the Ouarzazate solar complex.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €115M loan agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt for a wind farm project in the Gulf of Suez.
Mott Macdonald has announced that the Karot hydropower project in Pakistan has achieved financial close.
Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), the Mexican unit of energy firm Enel, has begun construction on a 754MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Viesca, Coahuila, Mexico.
Petrofac, a provider of oilfield services to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for a gathering centre project in the Burgan oil field, Kuwait.
Brazilian renewable energy firm Rio Energy has received R$848M ($270M) in financing to build eight wind farms in the Serra da Babilonia Complex in Bahia state.
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.
Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), the Mexican renewable energy subsidiary of energy group Enel, has begun construction on the 200MW wind farm in Coahuila, Mexico.
TransCanada has obtained a presidential permit from the US Department of State for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
A consortium formed by Hanwha Q Cells and Turkish firm Kalyon Enerji has won the tender to build a 1GW solar power plant in Turkey.Expected to be the region's largest project of kind, the new solar power plant will be established in the Karapinar region at a tariff of US$0.0699/kWh.Estimated to cost $1.3bn, the project will have an installed capacity of 1,000MW (AC) and will generate enough electricity to power more than 600,000 households. The consortium will also establish 500MW of fully integrated PV manufacturing capacity in the country. It will be operational within 21 months.Murtaza Ata, Kalyon Energy Group president, said: “This is a big step towards reducing the external energy dependency on which the Ministry has been focusing over the past year.“With this project, Turkey's external energy dependency will decrease. This project shall also open opportunity window to extend solar business beyond our borders since Turkey has a significant geographical importance due to its close proximity to the Middle East and North Africa, where solar power potential is quite significant."Hanwha Q Cells chairman and CEO, Seong-Woo Nam, said: "We are excited to be a part of this historic milestone energy project in Turkey and the region. We will bring our leading technology and operations expertise to bring environmentally sustainable energy solutions to Turkey and to support the Turkish government's aim to be energy independent."The power plant is expected to become operational within 21 months.
Spanish power utility Iberdrola has secured a contract to build and operate the Topolobampo III combined-cycle power plant (CCGT) in Mexico.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) has won a $460M contract for the Afipsky Oil Refinery Expansion Project in Krasnodar [pictured], Russia.
TransCanada has filed a variance application with the National Energy Board to move forward with the construction of the North Montney Mainline (NMML) Project in northeast British Columbia, Canada.