Power and Energy News
Petrofac, the international service provider to the oil and gas industry, announces that in consortium with Siemens it has been awarded a major contract from TenneT, the German-Dutch transmission grid operator, for the BorWin3 offshore wind farm grid connection in the North Sea.
WS Atkins plc (Atkins or the Group) has been selected as preferred bidder on a new contract with Sellafield Ltd for its Silos Direct-encapsulation Plant (SDP) project, as part of an equal three-way joint venture with Areva and Mace (a.m.a.).
AREVA has been awarded a contract by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) for the supply and the replacement of six stators for the Kori Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4. These components insure the reliability of the reactor coolant pump which is a fundamental element for the safe and efficient operation of the reactor’s primary circuit.
Bouygues Construction is a partner of Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, the competition that challenges teams from universities and graduate schools around the world to design and build a real, functional home that is entirely solar powered.
Wood Group GTS has completed two steam turbine major inspections and received awards for three additional steam turbine outages from five US power plants. The cumulative $4.2 million in services are scheduled to be completed in the first half of this year.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $18 million from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), India’s central power transmission utility, to construct a 400 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation at Kolhapur in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The new substation will help strengthen the inter regional grid between the western and southern regions. The order was booked in the first quarter.
Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, has been awarded an additional contract by DONG Energy. Atkins is now contracted to design five offshore substations for DONG Energy.
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by Marubeni Corporation for the design and supply of two pulverized coal arch fired steam generators to be installed at the Thai Binh Thermal Power Station for Vietnam Electricity (EVN). The project is located in Thai Binh Province in Vietnam.
Over the last few weeks, demand for Nordex wind turbines for light wind locations has kept on growing at an unabated rate. Thanks to recent orders, Nordex to date has installed and projects under construction with the top-selling N117/2400 for a combined nominal output of over 1,000 MW.
The testing of the Instrumentation & Control (I&C) system for the Olkiluoto 3 EPR reactor began on April 1, 2014 at AREVA’s site in Erlangen, Germany. The I&C system, used to monitor and control the nuclear power plant, is a key component in reactor operations.