Energy & Utilities

Drax secures approval for rapid response gas power station in UK

14 Mar 2019 | Europe

Drax Power has secured approval from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for an application submitted by the company for the construction of a gas power station in Bedfordshire to support the electricity system as more renewables come online.

Acciona commences construction on fifth wind farm in Australia

11 Mar 2019 | Oceania

Acciona Energía, a subsidiary of Spanish energy company Acciona, has commenced construction on its fifth wind farm in Australia, with an investment of around A$288m (€180m).

ACWA signs financial agreements for $700m desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

7 Mar 2019 | Middle East

A consortium comprising ACWA Power and industrial conglomerate Saudi Brothers Commercial Company (SBCC) has signed senior financing and hedging agreements for the SAR2.625bn ($700m) Rabigh-3 independent water-desalination plant (IWP) in Saudi Arabia.

L&T Construction wins major contracts in India

5 Mar 2019 | Asia

L&T Construction’s Water and Effluent Treatment Business has secured major orders from clients in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Odisha.

FPL unveils plans to build four solar power plants in 2019

5 Mar 2019 | North America

Florida Power & Light (FPL) has unveiled plans to build four new solar power plants in 2019 that are expected to begin powering customers in early 2020.

Clugston-CNIM JV secures contract for £210m Scottish EFW project

5 Mar 2019 | Europe

A joint venture between Clugston and CNIM has secured a contract from a consortium consisting of Brockwell Energy, Green Investment Group (GIG) and Covanta Energy for a new £210m energy from waste (EfW) plant at Grangemouth in Scotland.

Sadara breaks ground on EO/PO pipeline project in Saudi Arabia

4 Mar 2019 | Middle East

Sadara Chemical has broken ground on the ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) pipeline project at PlasChem Park, a 12km² site in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia.

Fluence wins €165m contract for water treatment plant in Africa

4 Mar 2019 | Africa

Fluence, a company involved in water, wastewater and reuse treatment markets, has won a €165m contract from the Federal Government of Ivory Coast, West Africa, for the turnkey supply of a 150,000m³/day surface-water treatment plant.

ExxonMobil to fund polypropylene unit in Baton Rouge, Texas

4 Mar 2019 | North America

American oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil will fund a new polypropylene production unit in Baton Rouge in the state of Louisiana that will expand production capacity along the Gulf Coast by up to 450,000 tonnes per year.

Construction begins on phase 2 of $216m Jalaur dam project in Philippines

28 Feb 2019 | Asia

Ground was broken on the PHP11.2bn ($216m) Jalaur River Multipurpose Project (JRMP) II in Calinog, Iloilo in the Philippines.

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