Power and Energy News

Wood Group GTS Awarded $12M Operations & Maintenance Contract By Apex Bethel Energy Center

SOURCE: John Wood Group | 24 April 2014

Wood Group GTS and Apex Bethel Energy Center, LLC ("Apex") have signed a three-year operations & maintenance (O&M) agreement for the Bethel Energy Center. Under the $12 million contract, Wood Group GTS will be responsible for care, custody and control of the facility when it begins commercial operation in 2017.

RWE Acquires Substantial UK Solar Project

SOURCE: RWE | 23 April 2014

RWE Supply & Trading today announces acquisition of “Kencot Hill Solar Farm”. The 37 MWp ground-mounted solar PV project will be one of the largest in the UK and is located on a disused airfield in Oxfordshire, England.

Petrofac / Siemens Consortium Awarded Offshore Wind Contract In North Sea

SOURCE: Petrofac | 15 April 2014

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.

Atkins Selected As Preferred Bidder On Sellafield Decommissioning Contract

SOURCE: Atkins | 15 April 2014

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.).

Construction Of New Long Term Home For World’s 2nd Largest Offshore Wind Farm Begins At Port Of Mostyn

SOURCE: RWE | 15 April 2014

Work has started to build the new long term operations and maintenance facilities for RWE Innogy UK’s flagship Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. The £multi-million complex at the Port of Mostyn, North Wales, will house more than 100 long term staff providing engineering, technician, management and administrative services throughout the operational lifetime of the wind farm.

AREVA Signed A Contract With The South Korean Utility KHNP For The Replacement Of Six Stators

SOURCE: AREVA | 14 April 2014

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, Partner Of Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

SOURCE: Bouygues | 09 April 2014

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 Awarded Over $4 Million Of Maintenance Services On Multiple Steam Turbines

SOURCE: John Wood Group | 09 April 2014

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 Substation To Help Reinforce Indian Power Grid

SOURCE: ABB | 08 April 2014

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 Wins Design Contract From DONG Energy For Major UK Offshore Wind Farm

SOURCE: DONG | 08 April 2014

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.