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Siemens has received orders from Argentina for a total of seven SGT-800 industrial gas turbines and two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines. This order marks the 300th SGT-800 machine that the company has sold worldwide. The turbines will provide a combined electrical capacity of approximately 500 megawatts (MW) and help fighting the electricity shortfall in Argentina.
Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced its liquefied natural gas (LNG) subsidiaries have filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to site, construct and operate the proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction facility along the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Southeast Texas.
Today Siemens celebrated the topping out ceremony for its new wind turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany, attended by Parliamentary State Secretary Enak Ferlemann, Lower Saxony's State Secretary of Economic Affairs Daniela Behrens, and the Mayor of Cuxhaven, Dr. Ulrich Getsch.
Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) (Newmont or the Company) has reached commercial production at Long Canyon, a higher grade oxide mine in an emerging gold district located less than 100 miles from its existing Nevada operations.
On Monday 14 November a collaboration agreement was signed in Algiers (Algeria) by the public company INFRAFER, which carries out railway infrastructure works, and the Spanish company DF Rail, part of the Duro Felguera Group and which specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of railway equipment.
Alstom is to supply 22 Citadis trams to the Syndicat des Transports d’Ile de France (STIF) for line T9 in Ile-de-France, for an amount of 70 million euros.
Today, Iberdrola inaugurated Dulces Nombres II, a 300-MW combined cycle power plant (CCGT) next to the city of Monterrey, in the State of Nuevo León, designed to cover the power demand of the region's flourishing industrial sector.
McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR), a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide, reached 45-million man-hours without a lost time incident (LTI) in its Middle East Area.

PPL Completes Northeast-Pocono Transmission Project

PPL Electric Utilities - 21 April 2016
PPL Electric Utilities on Wednesday (4/20) completed the Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project, a $350 million investment in new substations and power lines to boost regional reliability.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today it was awarded a new four-year contract from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to provide multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the delivery of national roads projects operated and managed by TII.
GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that Barts Health NHS Trust recently celebrated NHS Sustainability Day with the official start up of its new high-efficiency trigeneration power plant at Barts Health NHS Trust, which is Europe’s oldest hospital. The new natural gas energy center was built to increase the hospital’s energy security and efficiency while reducing its fuel costs and curbing its environmental impacts.
In the first quarter of 2016, Nordex obtained three new orders for a total of more than 40 MW in Turkey. These projects, for 18 turbines altogether, are located in different regions of the country and cover wind classes IEC 1 to 3.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) announced today that the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) has exercised its option to extend the current decontamination and decommissioning work on the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio, for an additional 30 months.
Continuing to build on its commitment to promote localized manufacturing and talent development, GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) today marked the ground-breaking of its multi-modal manufacturing and service facility at their MODON (Saudi Industrial Property Authority) site in 2nd Industrial City, Dammam.
Aker Solutions secured a global framework agreement to deliver engineering and project management services at BP-operated subsea oil and gas fields.
Rosneft and Siemens AG signed a Cooperation and Partnership Agreement. The document was signed by Rosneft Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and Siemens AG Chairman of the Management Board Joe Kaeser. The agreement provides for the companies to study opportunities for cooperation in the development of technical solutions and manufacturing allocation of equipment for the fuel and energy sector.
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth €46 million by Shanghai Shentong to modernise 68 metro cars in service on the Shanghai metro line 5 and to supply traction and train control management systems for 198 new metro cars due to circulate on the existing line and its extension, expected to open by the end of 2017.
Lappeenrannan Lämpövoima Oy has awarded Pöyry the basic engineering assignment for the new Lappeenranta wastewater treatment plant and its wastewater transfer system. The assignment also includes identification and comparison of process solutions, piloting of the selected solution, optimisation of the wastewater balancing and pumping systems and preparation of the building permit documents.
SENER shall participate in the upcoming Iran RailExpo 2016 exhibition, to be held from 15 to 18 May in Tehran. At this exhibition, SENER will showcase its most important projects in rail and urban transport, fields in which it leads the way today. In total, it has worked on more than 10,000 km of rail projects and studies, making it one of the world’s most important companies in this sector.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) and FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL) today announced an agreement to pursue novel technology in power plant carbon dioxide capture through a new application of carbonate fuel cells, which could substantially reduce costs and lead to a more economical pathway toward large-scale application globally.
After decades of monitoring and inspection work at Rio Tinto Fer et Titane’s (RTFT) West Wharf plant in Sorel-Tracy, it was determined that the factors of safety of the wharf structure were below acceptable levels. RTFT therefore decided to proceed with the necessary work to restore the required factors of safety and to prolong the life of the wharf for an additional 50 years.
The newest member of Dominion Virginia Power's generation fleet, the 1,358 megawatt, environmentally clean Brunswick Power Station began producing electricity for the company's customers on Monday, April 25, 2016.
Friday, April 22 marked thegrand opening of the University of Colorado A Line, a new 22.8 mile commuterrail line linking the Denver International Airport to Denver Union Station inthe heart of the city. The owner, Denver’s Regional Transportation District(RTD), celebrated the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free rides toand from the airport on Friday and Saturday.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today announced that its Port Allen aviation lubricants plant has achieved full production for the entire line of Mobil Jet™ engine lubricants. The state-of-the-art aviation lubricants blending, packaging and distribution facility started shipping product worldwide in August after receiving regulatory approvals.
Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world-leading industrial gases company, today announced it will build a new large air separation unit (LASU) in Ulsan, South Korea. The investment demonstrates the company’s commitment to the southern region and across Korea to meet increasing demand driven by the refining, petrochemical, and non-ferrous metals industries, as well as the merchant gas market.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that ICA Fluor, its industrial engineering and construction joint venture with Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV and NYSE: ICA), was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Minas de La Alta Pimeria S.A. de C.V. (MAPSA), a subsidiary of Goldcorp, for the Pyrite Leach Project in Zacatecas, Mexico.
Alstom handed over five Prima H3 hybrid shunting locomotives to Deutsche Bahn during a ceremony at Alstom’s Stendal site in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, where the locomotives were built. In total, 23 of the environmental-friendly vehicles have been ordered from different customers until today.
The Alstom-led consortium Expolink, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the system of the existing line.
The Nordex Group, a wind turbine manufacturer with more than 20,000 MW installed capacity globally, has made wind history in Uruguay. The country reached 1,000 MW of wind power connected to the grid with a N117/2400 MW turbine, which was the 13th to be commissioned at the "Pampa" wind farm.
Keppel Seghers Belgium N.V. (Keppel Seghers), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure), has secured a US$26.7 million (approximately S$36 million) contract to provide technology and services to the Baoan waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.
An innovative system for the electrification of the railway track through the Severn Tunnel is being installed by the ABC Electrification joint venture that includes Costain.
Bechtel has been awarded a contract to upgrade the ExxonMobil refinery in Beaumont, Texas, where the company will apply ExxonMobil's proprietary SCANfining technology to increase the production of motor fuels.
Technip has been awarded a key contract by Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited for Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) works on its North Sea subsea infrastructure.
BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, and The Linde Group, a technology company, successfully completed a joint pilot project to improve capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas at a coal fired power plant at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC). The NCCC is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research facility managed and operated by Southern Company, in Wilsonville, AL.
Toshiba Corporation, a leader of the development of technologies for the low carbon hydrogen economy, today unveiled Japan's largest alkaline water electrolysis hydrogen production system*1, pointing the way to low cost, high volume production of hydrogen for various applications.
A five-kilometer freeway tunnel is to be constructed to link Hong Kong to the new Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai border crossing with mainland China. Siemens is to supply all of the traffic control and monitoring systems for the twin-bore Liantang tunnel, which will have an overall length of approximately five kilometers.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Tokyo Electric Power Company Energy Partner, Inc. (TEPCO EP) and the city of Yokohama, Japan, to promote a demonstration trial of the control of multiple, grouped storage batteries as the basis for building a battery service business.
Apply Leirvik at Stord has built the Ivar Aasen living quarters module. The module, which weighs 2,100 tons and is 40 meters tall, is now placed on a barge in the harbour at Stord, and will later be lifted into place at the Ivar Aasen platform in the North Sea.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that its joint venture (JV) with Aecon Group has been awarded two multimillion-dollar contracts by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for nuclear services at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario, Canada.
Azipod XL, the latest version of ABB`s market leading podded electric propulsion system, further increases vessel fuel efficiency to an unprecedented level of up to 20 percent compared to modern shaft line propulsion systems.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a construction services contract for the Balama Graphite Project in Cabo Delgado, Northern Mozambique.
Scientists from ExxonMobil and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a potentially revolutionary new technology that could significantly reduce the amount of energy and emissions associated with manufacturing plastics. Results of the research were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Science.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) announced today its appointment by Highways England to develop preferred options for multiple highways schemes planned in the east, southeast and northwest regions of England, United Kingdom.
This week Westinghouse Electric Company completed the placement of two modules that are part of the innovative safety systems of the AP1000® Unit 2 currently under construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.
The 2016 Olympic torch arrives today, August 3rd, in Rio de Janeiro. Part of its journey will be aboard a Citadis tram manufactured by Alstom.
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced today that it has sales bookings of 121 Megawatts (MW)DC of advanced technology thin film modules which will be used in utility-based community solar installations in the United States. First Solar did not disclose the owner or offtaker of the projects, many of which are still in development and not yet announced by the owner.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned and handed over the DolWin1 offshore wind grid connection to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has won a major order to supply a flash steam turbine system and generator for the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey.
GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today introduced a North American version of its new 3 MW wind turbine platform in advance of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2016 event in New Orleans.
ABB has won a large contract for the 1,850 km Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) to bring Azerbaijan’s natural gas directly to Europe. ABB will deliver the control infrastructure to contribute to safe, secure and reliable operation of the pipeline throughout its lifetime. ABB signed the contract with TANAP and the order is booked in the fourth quarter.
INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) jointly announced today that they have concluded a memorandum based on an agreement to jointly study solutions for various technological challenges in the energy sector.
Wood Group has been awarded an evergreen master services agreement (MSA) by Statoil to support the life cycles of its offshore and onshore facilities. Work and services covered by the MSA include engineering studies, detailed engineering, procurement services and management assistance services.
Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world-leading industrial gases company, today announced its four air separation unit (ASU) trains built for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical Co., Ltd. in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China, have been brought fully onstream.
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, the governmental company responsible for developing and promoting the UK's new high speed rail network, has awarded the joint venture formed by CH2M, Atkins and the engineering and technology group SENER the Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) for High Speed 2 - Phase 1 - contract.
Alstom and London Underground won awards this year from both Railway Industry Awards and Transport Times in the UK for Hesop, Alstom’s advanced reversible power-supply substation.
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over €115 million from Transdev GmbH (TD) to supply 28 diesel Coradia Lint trains which are to be operated on the Augsburg diesel network 1 in Germany.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced delivery of three new leased Airbus A320 aircraft to new customer Qingdao Airlines Co., Ltd. to expand the start-up carrier’s fleet.The aircraft are part of GECAS’ existing order book with Airbus.
Alstom, through its local South African joint venture company Gibela, has reached a major milestone by starting the construction of its new manufacturing site to build 580 suburban trains[1] for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)
Atkins announces the acquisition of Howard Humphreys East Africa Limited Group, a multidisciplinary consultancy based in Kenya and Tanzania, which employs around 200 people.
The SENER engineering and technology Group has signed a contract with the company Khulna Shipyards Ltd. in Bangladesh for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM System FORAN, developed by SENER, to be used in the design and production of new projects.
Due to the pressures still facing the mining industry to reduce operating costs and enhance productivity, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Siemens have decided to prolong their successful collaboration in the mining sector for another five years.
ABB’s PVS980 central inverter – an essential component in every solar installation that converts direct current (DC) produced in solar panels into alternating current (AC) for use by electrical grids – increases the amount of incoming solar power connected to a single inverter by as much as 40 percent.
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has delivered battery-based emergency running systems that ensure trains operating on Tokyo Metro's Ginza Line, Tokyo's oldest subway line, can safely carry passengers to the nearest station in the event of a total power loss.
Saipem has been awarded new drilling contracts and extensions to existing contracts in Portugal, Norway, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Latin America, with a cumulative value of approximately Euro 150 million.
Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell) has taken the final investment decision to build a major petrochemical complex, comprising an ethylene cracker with polyethylene derivatives unit, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Main construction will start in approximately 18 months, with commercial production expected to begin early in the next decade.
SHI won an order to build two offshore platforms from Norway-based Statoil - Contract covers 46,000 tons of oil production facilities, including the process platform and riser platform
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $160 million from Eskom, South Africa's national electricity provider, to supply control systems,software and instrumentation for the 4,800 megawatt (MW) Kusile coal-fired power station under construction near Witbank in the country’s north east.
A leading retailer of petroleum products in Africa, Total is expanding on the continent with the acquisition of Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation's (GAPCO) assets in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The transaction is subject to the authorities' approval in the three countries.
ABB will power the largest logistics hub of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) through a state-of-the-art microgrid, delivering reliable power for the first time in a region exposed to frequent outages and power quality issues.
GE Renewable Energy (GE) announced that an agreement was signed with Türkerler Holding, an Ankara-based wind energy investor, to supply a total of 50 MW of wind energy capacity at the Tire Wind Farm in Izmir.
Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea (SNS), has delivered significant results and saved US$2.5 million compared to traditional approaches.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today it received a contract from Singapore Refining Company Private Limited (SRC), a joint venture between Singapore Petroleum Company and Chevron, to provide services for an upgrade project at SRC’s refinery in Jurong Island, Singapore.
Energy history in the making in Mannheim: The first European fuel cell of megawatt size is now operating there. Contrary to conventional power plants, this energy solution delivers heat and electricity virtually absent of pollutants, making it a milestone for the green energy of the future.
ABB has won an order worth around $35 million from German transmission system operator TransnetBW to upgrade a substation in Offenburg, in the southwest German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) announced today it has been awarded a lump sum contract by Saudi Aramco for brownfield work in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.
India is ramping up its purchases of uranium to ensure security of supply to feed its growing nuclear reactor fleet. It is on course to almost double its nuclear power generation capacity with six new reactors due to come online by the end of 2016. To this end, India is intent on setting up a strategic uranium stockpile of between 13 and 39 million pounds ("Mlb").
Today marks the official start of construction of the modular large-scale battery storage system M5BAT on the premises of RWTH Aachen University. Storage systems like this represent an important building block for the expansion of renewable energies, as they make a significant contribution to system stability. They also open up a broad range of areas of application.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that it was awarded a contract from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to provide construction inspection services for the rehabilitation of the existing 4,877 ft. EB (low-level) Route 37 Mathis Bridge over Barnegat Bay, including the double-leaf bascule section.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces that its joint venture with NG Bailey, the UK’s largest independent services and engineering company, has been appointed as preferred bidder for the £460m Hinkley Point C power station electrical package, for EDF Energy.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will build a large scale ammonia and urea fertilizer production plant for Navoiyazat Joint Stock Company (Navoiyazat JSC), a chemical production company of the Uzkimyosanoat Joint Stock Company (Uzkimyosanoat JSC) that manages chemical enterprises in Uzbekistan.
Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has signed a contract worth approximately US$684 million with Golar Gandria N.V., a subsidiary of Golar LNG Limited (Golar LNG), to perform the conversion of a Moss type Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier, the GANDRIA, into a Golar Floating Liquefaction (GoFLNG) facility.
The Investment Committee of SIBUR has approved the expansion of a facility processing raw natural gas liquids (raw NGL) at the Tobolsk production site that is expected to increase the site's capacity from 6.6 mtpa to 8 mtpa.
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A., in joint venture with China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation (HQC), has been awarded by PRPC Polymers Sdn Bhd (PRPC Polymers) a package of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex relating to the realization of two Polypropylene Units on an EPCC Lump Sum Turn-Key basis.
WorleyParsonsCord has been awarded a contract to provide the pipe fabrication, module assembly and field construction services (Works Contract) for the Cutbank Ridge Partnership.
Foster Wheeler AG (NASDAQ:FWLT) today announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Axion Energy Argentina S.A. (“Axion”), a subsidiary of Bridas Corporation, to provide engineering and procurement services for a new delayed coking unit based on Foster Wheeler’s SYDEC(SM) delayed coking technology
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today announces it has been awarded a £104 million road scheme by Norfolk County Council to complete works on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NNDR).
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $40 million in the United States, from Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, to supply Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) to two substations and help strengthen grid reliability.
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a contract for the design, safety case and environmental assessment of a new higher activity waste store at the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland.
Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC ("Saddlehorn") announced today that it is combining projects with Grand Mesa Pipeline, LLC ("Grand Mesa") for the construction of a 20-inch undivided joint interest pipeline which begins approximately 20 miles north of Saddlehorn's Platteville, Colorado origin at a junction near Grand Mesa's Lucerne, Colorado origin.
TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), has signed contracts for approximately 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of new firm natural gas transportation service that will require a $570 million system expansion for 2018.
Alstom has received a Letter of Award[1] from the Ministry of Railways to supply Indian Railways with 800 double section freight electric locomotives with associated long-term maintenance[2]. The total contract is worth above €3 billion.
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been appointed as preferred engineering partner by Applied Graphene Materials, a leading innovator in the manufacture and application of graphene.
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that its joint venture team was selected by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) as the preferred bidder for two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages.
‘Black-start’ HVDC feature successfully simulated in power link between the Åland islands and mainland Finland – helps provide energy security and reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Duro Felguera has won a contract in Chile for 175 million dollars, awarded by Octopus LNG SpA. The project is called Penco Lirquén LNG Terminal, and will be delivered by DF on a turnkey basis. It consists of the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up for an offshore maritime Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regasification terminal island.
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a six-year Strategic Supplier Master Services Agreement with Bruce Power in Canada for the provision of an extensive range of engineering and project management services.
Eni has started production from the Mpungi field in the West Hub Development Project, within Block 15/06 of the Angolan Deep Offshore, approximately 350 kilometres northwest of Luanda and 130 kilometres west of Soyo.
Alstom has delivered on January 2, 2016, ahead of schedule, the first Metropolis trainset to Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) of the 25 trainsets ordered by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in August 2014. An official ceremony was held on this occasion at the Alstom’s Sricity facility where the metro was built.
GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced it will provide 43 wind turbines and a full services agreement for two new wind projects in eastern France. The Rougemont and Vaite wind farms are being developed by Opale Energies Naturelles on behalf of Velocita Energies, and the sites will install a combined 120 MW of GE technology over the next two years.
GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) today announced Dynegy Inc. (NYSE: DYN), a leading independent power producer (IPP) with 35 power stations in eight states across the competitive power generation sector, is installing GE hardware and software equipment to upgrade and modernize four of its power plants—three of which the company recently purchased.