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.
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won a $245M contract from the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for the Neelam Redevelopment & B173AC project offshore India.
The UK’s department for business, energy and industrial strategy has given the go-ahead to the development of the underground Keuper gas storage facility in Cheshire.
Attarat Power Company (APCO), a subsidiary of Enefit, has achieved financial closure for the construction of an oil shale fired power station and open cast mine in Jordan.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced plans to invest $100M in the 720MW Karot run-of-river hydropower project in Pakistan.
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.
The government of Canada has given the go-ahead to NOVA Gas Transmission’s (NGTL) $439M Towerbirch Expansion Project.
Energy firm MMEX Resources has unveiled plans to build a $450M crude oil refinery in the West Texas Permian Basin.
Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited has secured planning permission from the Scottish government for a 50MW offshore wind farm at approximately 15 km south-east of Aberdeen.
Snowdonia Pumped Hydro (SPH) has secured approval from the UK government to construct a £160M pumped storage facility in North Wales.
Mortenson, a US-based construction firm, has been selected by Xcel Energy to construct the 600MW Rush Creek Wind Project in Colorado, US.
Willbros Group, an energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil, gas and power industries, has won various contracts worth a combined value of $151M.
Two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Malaysia-based oilfield services company SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad (SKPB) have won contracts worth $97.4M.