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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.

Novelis Announces Closure Of Ouro Preto Aluminum Smelter To Focus Brazilian Operations On Core Rolled Products Business

SOURCE: Novelis | 16 October 2014

Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced today that consistent with its corporate strategy it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling. As a result, it will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end of 2014.

Petrobras Begins Commercial Production In Santos Basin Pre-Salt Iracema Sul Area

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 15 October 2014

Petrobras’ platform Cidade de Mangaratiba went into operation today (14/10) in the Santos Basin pre-salt area of Iracema Sul, in Lula field, located on block BM-S-11. The start-up of the new platform was anticipated since the original expected start-up, as provided for in the 2014-2018 Business & Management Plan, had been scheduled for November 6th, 2014.

Libra Consortium Signs Letter Of Intent For Charter Of Its 1st FPSO For Extended Well Tests

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 10 October 2014

Libra Consortium has signed a letter of intent with Odebrecht/Teekay (OOG-Teekay), winner of a tender process, for the charter of a FPSO-type platform (floating production, storage and offloading) designed for the extended well test campaign of Libra, in the Santos Basin pre-salt deposits.