Update: Contracts and Construction

Issue 2 and Volume 107.

Babcock Power subsidiary Thermal Engineering International has received an order to replace modular tube bundles for the steam surface condenser at Ameren’s Callaway Nuclear Power Plant. Louisville, Ky.-based Vogt Power International, another Babcock Power subsidiary, has received an order for replacement of pressure parts for six horizontal tube, vertical flow heat recovery steam generators at Portland General Electric’s Beaver Power Plant.

Framatome ANP will supply four replacement steam generators for the 1,150 MW Unit 2 of the Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey operated by PSEG Nuclear.

Black & Veatch will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for GWF Energy’s 169 MW peaking facility in Tracy, Calif. B&V has also been selected by Wisconsin Public Service Corporation to provide engineering services for the 500 MW coal-fired Weston Unit 4 unit.

Sierra Pacific Resources Corp. has contracted with Duke Solar Energy LLC to receive the output of a 50 MW solar power plant that Duke hopes to build near Boulder City, Nevada.

Minneapolis-based Utility Engineering Corporation has been awarded a contract to build a combined cycle plant in Beatrice, Nebraska – a joint venture of Nebraska Public Power District and The Industrial Company (TIC). Target completion date for the project is December 2004.

American Superconductor has announced the sale of a 1 mega-VAR voltage regulation system to wind turbine manufacturer Nordex USA for deployment at a 2.6 MW wind farm in Minot, ND.

TransGas Energy is seeking approval from New York State to build an 1,100 MW combined-cycle power plant in New York City. If approved, the plant would be built between the Greenpoint and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn and would come on-line in 2006.

Wisconsin Public Power Inc. has purchased an FT8 TwinPac from Pratt & Whitney Power Systems. The gas turbine unit, which will provide 52 MW of quick response peaking power when it comes on-line in spring 2004, will be sited in Kaukana, Wisc. The unit replaces three older diesel gen-sets and will increase site output by 45 MW.

Parsons E&C has signed a contract valued at an estimated $80 million to provide architectural and engineering services for Progress Energy’s flue gas desulfurization program in North Carolina. The project will extend through 2012 and involve several Progress coal-fired plants.