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Abengoa powers up with PGE project in Oregon


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panish contractor Abengoa is to build a 440 MW natural gas fired power plant for Oregon, USA’s Portland General


Electric (PGE) at an estimated cost of USD440-455 million. In a second EPC award, Colorado’s RES America Construction will build a 267 MW wind farm for PGE in southeastern Washington state – the second phase of the Lower Snake River project – at a projected cost of USD520-535 million.


wind projects Denmark headquartered wind power giant Vestas has secured an order for 47 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines from Aurora Wind Power for the West Coast One project in South Africa. In separate deals, Vestas will supply 17 V112-3.0 MW turbines for a wind power plant to be built by Holmen Energy, in cooperation with investment fund Eurofideme 2, in Varsvik, Sweden. Vestas has also been contracted to build 47


Vestas secures


V113-3.3 MW wind turbines for the Energía Sierra Juarez wind power plant in Mexico. Finally, Vestas has received


an order for 30 V112-3.0 MW turbines for installation in Pintado, Uruguay. Scheduled for delivery during the third quarter of 2013, it will be the largest order


that the Danish company has ever delivered to Uruguay.


Zambia refinery


Zambia is to build a USD410 million oil refinery to update the energy efficiency of Africa’s biggest copper producer. Christopher Yaluma, the country’s minister for mines and energy, said the existing state-owned refinery, built in 1973 and operating at about half its design capacity, needs to be replaced.


SA solar win


Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola Ingenieria, in


cooperation with South African Group Five, has been selected by the Jasper Power Company for the construction of a 96 MW solar


power plant in South Africa. The USD150 million contract includes the plant, transformer station, feeder lines, and the operation and maintenance of the plant for 15 years.


Daelim contract


South Korea’s Daelim Construction has won a USD293 million contract to build a butanol plant at the Jubail Industrial City in Saudi Arabia. Construction will start in January 2014.


EPC in Total deal


EPC Offshore has signed an agreement with Total E&P UK Ltd (TEP UK) to provide support services at its USD3.3 billion Laggan/Tormore natural gas and condensate development.


The first stage of the Lower Snake River project under construction.


EPC BRIEFING


Turbines for Exelon Hamburg headquartered wind power specialist Nordex has secured an order for 19 2.4 MW turbines for the expansion of the Exelon Wind renewable energy project in Beebe, Michigan, USA. Delivery of the turbines, which are to be built in Germany, is scheduled to start in May 2014 with completion of the project due later that year.


Shell builds pipeline Shell National Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria has awarded a USD84.5 million EPC contract to regional firm Kaztec Engineering to undertake construction of the first phase of the 58 km Trans-Nigeria Pipeline Loop line. The pipeline is a USD1.5 billion joint venture led by Royal Dutch Shell to build a new pipeline in Nigeria to reduce the oil theft that has caused serious environmental damage in the country.


Essar nets safety deal Global EPC company Essar Projects, headquartered in Dubai, has secured a two-year contract to implement safety-related improvements at Indian Oil Corporation terminals and depots.


eTEC in IDC upgrade International Diol Company (IDC), an affiliate of Saudi International Petrochemical, has signed a USD104.7 million contract under which South Korea based eTEC will improve the efficiency and reliability of IDC’s plant facilities.


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