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Power & Industrial - Featured Headline
The Largest-Capacity Offshore Wind Farms
Offshore wind is quickly growing as demand for renewables and large-turbine technology progresses.

BARD Engineering GmbH

At Medupi, First Unit Goes Live After Three Years' Delay
Unit 6 comes online almost six months after it was synchronized to the national grid and three years after it initially was set to be operational


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Kinder wants to expand the 1,150- kilometer existing pipeline, originally completed in 1953, by looping it from a site near Edmonton, Alberta, to Burnaby.
09/24/15 Transmission Market Is Good, With Some Bumps

Tte distribution market is healthy and growing, led by automation and other smart-grid investments.
09/16/15 U.S. Energy Dept. Doubles Down On CO2 Capture Investment

Agency will distribute about $25 million to eight projects aimed at reducing the cost of carbon dioxide capture technologies.
09/08/15 Bechtel Gets Contract for 12 Natural-Gas Pipelines in Thailand

Neither the contractor nor the project owner disclosed the contract value for new lines ranging up to 11 km in length.
09/04/15 Alaska Moves To Resume Planning for $5.6-Billion Hydropower Project

Studies have resumed for the $5.6-billion Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project in Alaska, following clarification in July of an executive order by Gov. Bill Walker (D) limiting government spending
08/24/15 TVA Is Set To Add 700 MW to 2,300 MW of Gas-Fired Generation by 2023

More coal-fired plant retirements and push for renewables are part of 2015 power supply plan approved by the federal power producer's board on Aug. 21.
08/11/15 Offshore From Fukushima, A Wind Turbine Rises

A Japanese consortium has installed what it says is the world's largest offshore wind turbine to date at a wind farm under construction near the 2011 disaster site
08/10/15 World Bank OKs Loan Guarantees for Ghana Gas Project

Bank to provide a record $700 million in guarantees for $4-billion Eni-Vitol Sankofa project.
08/07/15 Egyptian Solar-Power Growth Boosts PV-Panel Sector

Burgeoning demand for energy on the African continent is stimulating the photovoltaic panel manufacturing sector.
08/06/15 In New York, a 21st Century State of Mind

From a solar panel factory in Buffalo to a green manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, New York State is funding projects to position the state to compete in a technological age.
08/05/15 First Offshore US Wind Farm Installs Turbine Foundation

Five-turbine project is progressing to become the nation's first offshore wind farm, say officials.
08/04/15 California Offers $10-Million Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

By 2020, up to 1 million zero-emission vehicles will be able to recharge along the entire length of the state.
08/04/15 A 21st Century State of Mind

State building programs are aiding New York’s transformation into a 21st Century economy.
07/31/15 PSEG Awards Estimated $900M Maryland Power Plant Job to SNC-Lavalin

Canadian design-builder should execute project profitably, says analyst.
07/07/15 Carbon Holdings Faces Delays for Petrochemical Complex in Egypt

Key component of the complex is a 4-million-tonne-per-year naptha cracker.
07/06/15 Investment Decision on Big Mozambique LNG Project Could Come by Year-End

Anadarko awarded construction contract in May to team of Chicago Bridge & Iron, Chiyoda and an Eni subsidiary.
06/30/15 LeedCo Hopes Its Mono Bucket Prototype Breaks Lake Erie's Ice

Design developed in Denmark is lighter, less costly than traditional foundation systems, says program sponsor.
06/24/15 Plant Vogtle Is Latest Nuclear Plant to Install Emergency Domes

Southern Company and Georgia Power unveiled installation of disaster-resistant storage dome.
06/24/15 Hawaii Takes Steps to Reach 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

Gov. David Inge (D) wants the Aloha State to generate 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2045.
06/15/15 Construction Delays Stressing Vogtle Project's Economics

Recent testimony before the Georgia PSC indicates the project owners and monitors are increasingly worried about mounting costs.
06/10/15 Sunburst of Minnesota Solar To Begin With 100-MW Aurora

State PUC tapped Geronimo Energy project over three gas-turbine bids, citing solar’s superior life-cycle value.
06/03/15 Mississippi Energy Co-Op Pulls 15% Stake in $6B gasification power project

Under asset purchase agreement, Mississippi Power must return to co-op a $275-million deposit, with interest.
06/02/15 Atlantic Offshore Wind Developer To Take Project Fight to High NJ Court
Fisherman's Energy is set to appeal May 29 ruling supporting state block of $200M wind farm
06/01/15 Maryland Alternative Energy Developer Switches from Wind to Solar

Opponents raised concerns over turbine blade proximity to radar at nearby naval facility.
05/27/15 Several States Raising Gas-Tax Rates

Six states have raised gas-tax rates so far in 2015.
05/18/15 India Moves Forward on Largest Reactor Park Despite Protests

India commits to developing nuclear power further.
05/12/15 ?Upstate New York Hamlet To Test Microgrid Prototype

Blending expertise and funding from public and private sources, the village of Potsdam, N.Y., will evaluate a microgrid system now under development.
05/12/15 Petrochemical Construction Holding Steady

Despite crashing oil prices during the past year, big-ticket projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast and West Coast continue, but at a more manageable pace.
05/12/15 MOX Project's Rising Costs a Challenge for DOE Plutonium Program

The authors of a controversial report estimate that completion of the MOX project may not occur until 2043, or later.
04/27/15 Australia Eyes Renewal for Uranium Mines

A resurgence in nuclear power and recovery in uranium price trigger optimism
04/14/15 Carbon Capture Project in Canada Performing Better than Expected

Project could help advocates make economic case for the technology.
04/14/15 Duke Energy Fights $25.1M Coal-Ash Fine

The utility is appealing the state of North Carolina’s penalty over coal ash-induced groundwater contamination.
04/14/15 French Fusion Reactor Advances, Amid Delays and Cost Revisions

The Tokamak reactor could start experiments in 2024, officials say
04/08/15 U.S. Renewables Sector Soars, With Help From Tax Credits

The rush to qualify for tax credits set to expire or shrink soon is spurring a construction boomlet in the wind and solar sector.
03/31/15 China Lifts Ban on Nuclear Powerplants, Resumes Ambitious Construction Program

The government plans to take the number of nuclear power plants from 22 at present to 75 in just about five years.
03/17/15 Big Pipe Plans

Despite crashing oil prices and veto of Keystone XL pipeline, developers are proceeding with billions of dollars of pipeline work.
03/17/15 Sasol Ethane Cracker Job Starts Despite Gas-to-Liquids Delay

Sasol proceeds with $8.1-billion Louisiana project after mothballing bigger adjacent procet in January.
03/03/15 Offshore Wind-Power Prototype Advancing at Fukushima

After a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, triggered a tsunami and knocked a nuclear power plant off line, the Japanese government was quick to seek alternative means of generating electricity.
03/02/15 Plethora of Pipeline Proposals Pushing African Prospects

Algeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Ghana are at various stages of oil and gas pipeline construction projects to monetize their oil and gas finds despite predictions that the massive production of shale in the U.S. and falling global crude prices could impact on the performance of these pipeline projects.
02/26/15 UK Renewables Sector Bolstered as Two Offshore Projects Advance

A 2,400 MW North Sea wind farm secured government approval while generating equipment suppliers were selected for a 320 MW tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.
02/26/15 Private Investment Drives Wind, Solar Projects in California

Apple, Google and Kaiser Permanente agree to directly purchase renewable energy, fueling new construction projects
02/18/15 Arctic Explorer Sounds Alarm About Melting in Polar Region

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02/16/15 $2 Billion LNG Plant, Export Terminal Planned in Louisiana

Live Oak LNG, a fully-owned subsidiary of Parallax Energy, plans to build a $2 billion natural gas liquefaction and export project near Lake Charles, La.
02/06/15 Dept. of Energy Suspends Work on FutureGen 2.0

DOE cites ARRA deadlines and lacks of additional investments for the pull-out.
02/02/15 Alternative-Energy Giant Forms Through Acquisition

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02/02/15 Sanctions, Weak Ruble, Conflict in Ukraine Push Putin To Shift Pipeline Route From Europe to Turkey

Gazprom attempts to recoup $5 billion to $10 billion in sunken cost.
01/29/15 Deepwater Wind Farm Taking Shape Off Block Island, R.I.

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