A consortium of Strabag AG, Jäger Bau and G. Hinteregger & Söhne Baugesellschaft has won a contract to provide the tunnel driving works for the Maria Stein pressure flow tunnel of the Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Inn (GKI) power plant along the Swiss-Austrian border region.
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has secured a development consent order (DCO) from the UK government for an energy recovery facility at the Edmonton EcoPark in north London.
UK-based infrastructure group Balfour Beatty in a consortium with Prysmian Group has won a €219M contract to install a 65km power cable between France and Great Britain through the Channel Tunnel.
Mott MacDonald, a UK-based multidisciplinary consultancy, has been selected to provide advice on the planned Northern Tidal Power Gateways project across Morecambe Bay [pictured] and the Duddon Estuary in northwest England.
Construction work on the 497MW Hohe See offshore wind farm in Europe's North Sea is set to proceed, with owner EnBW confirming Enbridge as its co-developer.
NCC has secured a SEK750M ($84.1M) contract from E.ON to build a new cogeneration installation as part of a closed-loop facility at Hogbytorp in north Stockholm, Sweden.
Swedish power utility Vattenfall is set to construct a new €325M gas-fired combined cycle heat and power plant in Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Berlin, Germany.
Written by Alex Conacher
The £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has been backed by a UK government review. The Independent Review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK carried out by Charles Hendry, former UK energy minister, concluded that tidal lagoons “can play a cost effective role in the UK’s energy mix”. The 320MW tidal lagoon will involve the construction of a ‘U’ shaped wall across the Swansea bay [pictured]. It will comprise 16 hydro turbines that will generate electricity for 155,000 homes for the next 120 years from the incoming and outgoing tides. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Hendry said: “If you look at the cost spread out over the entire lifetime — 120 years for the project — it comes out at about 30p per household for the next 30 years. That's less than a pint of milk.”The Tidal Lagoon Power, the company behind the scheme, has already spent approximately £35M on project development.Mark Shorrock from Tidal Lagoon Power said in a statement: “The Hendry Review has set the final piece of the jigsaw in place: a watershed moment for British energy, British manufacturing, British productivity and our coastal communities. We look forward to working with Ministers and Officials to bring this new industry to life.”Construction on site is expected to start in 2018 and take four years to be completed.
Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, in a consortium with Laing O’Rourke, has won a contract from EDF Energy to work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK.
A Ferrovial Agroman-led consortium has been awarded a contract by Iberdrola to construct the Gouvães hydroelectric plant on the Tâmega river in northern Portugal.