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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.

Siemens Signs Long-Term Service Contract For U.S. Wind Energy Projects Totaling Over 2 GW

SOURCE: Siemens | 31 October 2014

Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with the U.S. energy company MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects in Iowa.

Rail Instead Of Road

SOURCE: ThyssenKrupp | 30 October 2014

For the haulage of foundry coke, ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products is now using efficient Black BoxXes. The raw materials experts of the ThyssenKrupp Group have relocated the supply chain for this sensitive product from truck to train.

Eni Signs A Cooperation Agreement With Pemex

SOURCE: Eni | 30 October 2014

Petroleos Mexicanos’ CEO, Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation (MoU) that establishes the basis for cooperation and knowledge sharing in the upstream, midstream and downstream areas.

Anglo American Delivers First Ore On Ship From Minas-Rio

SOURCE: Anglo American | 27 October 2014

Anglo American plc ("Anglo American") announces the delivery of first ore on ship ("FOOS") from its Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil, within the targeted budget.

Statoil Takes On Offshore Operatorship In Australia

SOURCE: Statoil | 24 October 2014

Statoil continues to expand in Australia, with the award of 100% equity share in a large exploration permit located in the prolific Northern Carnarvon Basin on the Northwest shelf of Australia.