AGL Energy (AGL) is set to begin construction on 453MW Coopers Gap wind farm after closing the financing with the sale of the project to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a partnership between AGL and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
Spanish renewable energy specialist Acciona has been awarded a contract by Mexican energy company Zuma Energía to build a 424MW wind farm in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Renewable energy firm Equis Energy has secured an approval from the Western Downs Regional Council in Queensland to set up the 1,000MW Wandoan South Solar Project (WSSP) in Australia.
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has started construction on the Rattlesnake Wind Project in Texas, US after getting notice to proceed (NTP) from Goldwind Americas.
Avangrid Renewables, the US-based subsidiary of Iberdrola, and Apple Energy, an energy subsidiary of tech giant Apple, have signed an agreement for the long-term sale of power generated at the Montague Wind Farm in Oregon, US.
A consortium of Spanish conglomerate Acciona and Portuguese firms Mota Engil and Edivisa (Visabeira Group) have bagged a €110M contract from Iberdrola to build the Alto Tâmega dam and hydroelectric plant on the river Tâmega in Portugal.
Acciona Energy has started construction on the 132MW Mount Gellibrand wind farm in the Australian state of Victoria.
Acciona has secured a contract from Metro Vancouver to design, build and commission the new CAD525M ($393.9M) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Vancouver, Canada.
Swedish power utility Vattenfall is set to construct a new €325M gas-fired combined cycle heat and power plant in Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Berlin, Germany.
Construction on the 800MW phase three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai is set to start at the end of January, it was announced at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2017.
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.
A consortium led by Grupo Carso has been awarded a $4.2bn contract by the Mexico City Airport Group to build a new terminal building in the Mexico City Airport.
Pennon, the parent company of Viridor, has announced plans to invest £252M on a new energy recovery facility in Avonmouth, UK.
Indian infrastructure giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has announced that its construction unit has won contracts worth INR19.26bn ($282M) across its business units.
The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has awarded a $710M contract to the Northern Express Group to deliver and operate a new motorway in New Zealand.
Indian engineering and construction firm BGR Energy Systems has won a contract from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution (TANGEDCO) for Stage III of the 800MW North Chennai Thermal Power project in Tamil Nadu, India.
“SolarWindow is attempting to make history by developing what may be the single-biggest breakthrough in the clean energy industry in a long time,” says John Conklin, president and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies, when referring to the company’s vision of an electricity-generating window.
Expolink has signed a contract with Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the existing system.
Veolia Environnement has secured a €240M contract to build and operate a new waste-to-energy (WTE) plant for Syndicat Départemental d’Elimination Des Déchets De L’Aube (SDEDA) in France.
Swedish construction firm Skanska has won a NOK657M ($80.8M) contract from Eidsiva Vannkraft to construct Nedre Otta power plant in Norway.