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SDG&E's Sunrise Powerlink Reaches 1,000 Megawatt Renewable Energy Goal

SOURCE: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) | 19 December 2014

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced today that more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable power is being delivered to the San Diego region made possible by the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line.

Barrick To Suspend Operations At Lumwana Following Passage Of New Mining Royalty

SOURCE: Barrick | 18 December 2014

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) today announced that the company will initiate procedures to suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following the passage of legislation that raises the royalty rate on the country's open pit mining operations from six percent to 20 percent.

CB&I Awarded Plant Services Contract Renewal

SOURCE: CB&I | 10 December 2014

CB&I (NYSE: CBI) today announced it has been awarded a contract renewal valued at approximately $80 million by a leading producer of high-performance specialty materials products for long-term maintenance, operations, engineering and other industrial services at multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S.

Pöyry Awarded Consulting Services Assignment For Renova's Wind Power Investments, Brazil

SOURCE: Pöyry | 04 December 2014

Renova Energia has awarded Pöyry with the consulting services assignment to establish a Project Management Office function for their wind power investments in Brazil. The assignment includes the design of general project management processes based on market best practice and Pöyry's expertise in implementing large projects, enabling consistent and high quality project delivery.

Thiess Awarded Jellinbah Plains Contract

SOURCE: Leighton | 03 December 2014

Leighton Holdings’ global mining contractor, Thiess, has been awarded a new $250 million contract by Jellinbah Resources to operate the Jellinbah Plains open-pit, part of the Jellinbah East coal mine near Blackwater in Central Queensland.

Hatch Helps Oldman II Wind Farm Achieve Commercial Operation

SOURCE: Hatch | 25 November 2014

Hatch was retained by Mainstream Power to provide Owner’s Engineer services, and subsequently retained by Bayern LB to provide Lender’s Engineer services, at the Oldman II wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada.

Peabody Energy Announces Joint Venture With Glencore To Expand Mine Life And Lower Costs At Wambo Open-Cut Mine

SOURCE: Peabody Energy | 25 November 2014

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced an agreement to establish a joint venture between Peabody's Wambo Open-Cut Mine and Glencore's United Mine in New South Wales, Australia. The joint venture is expected to deliver significant synergies by improving productivity, lowering costs and extending mine life.

Saudi Aramco CEO Outlines Vision For GCC Chemicals Industry

SOURCE: Saudi Aramco | 24 November 2014

Khalid A. Al-Falih,President and CEO,Saudi Aramcocalled for greater integration, innovation and collaboration across the region's petrochemicals industry to unlock its potential and drive a ‘golden decade’ of economic growth and job creation.

CB&I Announces Plant Services Contract Renewal By Arizona Public Service

SOURCE: CB&I | 10 November 2014

CB&I (NYSE:CBI) today announced it has been awarded a contract renewal valued at more than $100 million by Arizona Public Service (APS) for maintenance and modification services for APS's fleet-wide fossil power generation facilities in Arizona and New Mexico. The award is an extension of CB&I's existing scope of work relating to outage, non-outage, operations and maintenance and capital projects.

Vale Obtains Environmental License In The Context Of The EIA Global

SOURCE: Vale | 06 November 2014

Vale informs that it has obtained the operating license (LO) to expand its N4WS mine pit located in Carajás, Brazil. The installation license was not required in this case since it refers only to the extension of a mine operation.