Greenlink Interconnector Limited, the developer of the 500MW interconnector between the UK and Ireland, has submitted planning applications for the subsea interconnector on both sides of the Irish Sea.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide €271.84m ($300m) in financing for the Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion project in Bangladesh.
Indian construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for various projects in India.
Philippine water and wastewater services provider Maynilad Water Services has broken ground on PHP10.5bn ($207m) CAMANA (Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas) water reclamation facility in Caloocan City.
The joint venture of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Swancor Renewables has commenced onshore construction on the NT$62.4bn ($2.05bn) Formosa 2 offshore wind farm located off the coast of Miaoli County, Taiwan.
Engie North America, the US subsidiary of French energy company Engie, has broken ground on the 225MW Long Draw Solar Project in Texas.
Ireland-based wind and solar development company Mainstream Renewable Power has achieved financial close for the 571MW Cóndor project in Chile.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $451m loan to improve the power connectivity in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), the renewable subsidiary of Italian energy company Enel, has started construction on €400m ($446.1m) Karusa and Soetwater wind farms in South Africa.
SB Energy Global, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate holding company SoftBank Group, has agreed to acquire and build five solar plants with 1.7GW capacity, from renewable energy developer Intersect Power.
A consortium comprising Spanish infrastructure developer Acciona Agua and y VINCI Construction Grands Projets has won a €200m ($223.3m) contract in Vietnam to build, operate and maintain the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe wastewater plant in Ho Chi Minh City.
A joint venture of BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty has announced that one of its two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) has become the first to break through the ground to complete a section of tunnel for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, a new super sewer in London.
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won a mega engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) for Residue Up-gradation Facility (RUF) at Visakh Refinery in India.
Construction support services provider Interserve has been selected by Yorkshire Water for the £1bn Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Frameworks for 2020-2025.
K-Electric, an electricity generation company based in Pakistan, has selected Siemens and Chinese contractor Harbin Electric for the construction of a 900MW combined cycle power plant, BQPS-III, and associated grids at Bin Qasim.
Hai Long Offshore Wind (OFW) Project has signed a balance of plant preferred supplier agreement (PSA) with CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) to develop Taiwan’s offshore wind industry.
ILF Consulting Engineers has been awarded a contract by Keyera for the mainline Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and detailed engineering for the C$1.3bn ($991.5m) Key Access Pipeline System (KAPS) project in Canada.KAPS, a natural gas liquids (NGL) and condensate pipeline system, will connect the liquids-rich Montney and Duvernay production areas of northwestern Alberta to the fractionation and condensate hubs in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.Backed by long-term contracts with significant take-or-pay commitments, the pipeline system provides additional and alternative transportation solutions to deliver growing Montney and Duvernay production in northwestern Alberta to Fort Saskatchewan market.The project is being developed by Keyera in 50-50 partnership with SemCAMS Midstream, which is owned jointly by SemGroup and KKR.Keyera plans to commence initial construction on KAPS from northwest of Grande Prairie and connect to Keyera’s Fort Saskatchewan Fractionation and Storage Facility (KFS).The pipeline, which will replace SemCAMS Midstream’s previously announced Montney to Market (M2M) pipeline, will comprise a 16-inch condensate pipeline and a 12-inch NGL mix pipeline, and associated pumping stations, including provisions for future expansion. Construction on the project is planned to commence in the second half of 2020, with completion scheduled in the first half of 2022. The pipelines will be connected to third-party facilities as well as Keyera and SemCAMS Midstream-owned facilities.By 2022, Keyera and SemCAMS will have nine operational gas plants in northwestern Alberta with access to approximately 2.25 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 130,000 barrels per day of condensate handling facilities.Recently, Keyera chief commercial officer and senior vice president Dean Setoguchi said: “We’re pleased to move this project forward as it creates a competitive alternative for producers in the area and sets Keyera up with a strong foundation for future opportunities.“KAPS improves the integration of our value chain, allowing us to attract additional volumes to our downstream infrastructure that includes liquids transportation, condensate services, NGL fractionation, storage and terminalling and marketing.”
WindPower Korea, EDP Renewables and Aker Solutions have formed a consortium to develop a 500MW floating wind farm off the coast of Ulsan Metropolitan City in South Korea.
Bessac, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, has secured a contract to build new pipelines for the Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant near Vancouver, Canada.
UK-based private utility company Southern Water has extended the contract terms with the joint venture of British construction firm Costain and MWH Treatment for AMP7 investment programme by another five years.