Coal, Gas

Construction and Contracts

Issue 8 and Volume 107.

Vogt Power has selected Power Maintenance Resources (PMRI) to provide field supervision, labor, tools and equipment for the removal and re-tube of the heat recovery steam generators for six GE combustion turbines at Portland General Electric’s Beaver Generating Station near Clatskanie, Oregon.

EPRI has chosen Cape Cod, Mass.-based Fern Engineering to investigate several technologies that have the ability to improve the operational flexibility of gas turbine power plants.

USEC Inc. has an agreement worth almost $700 million with Exelon Generation Co. to supply uranium enrichment services for the 17 nuclear power reactors operated by Exelon over six years.

TransCanada Corp. has agreed to develop a 550 MW gas-fired cogeneration power plant in Québec.

FPL Energy has chosen Open Systems International Inc. for implementation of a Generation Management System.

Babcock & Wilcox has entered into a 10-year alliance with Progress Energy Carolinas to supply environmental control equipment for the utility’s North Carolina power plants.

GE Wind Energy and Airtricity, an Irish renewable energy company, plan to develop a 25 MW wind farm in the Irish Sea to provide power for the Irish electricity grid using seven 3.6-MW wind turbines.

Emerson Process Management has won a $16 million contract to modernize the Ataka Thermal Power Station in the Suez region of Egypt.

Turbomeca has awarded Calnetix a contract for the development of a 2 MW high-speed permanent magnet generator to be directly coupled to a gas turbine for power generation.

Foster Wheeler Power Group Inc. has been awarded a contract worth about $126 million from Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) to supply and install two selective catalytic reduction systems for IPL’s coal-fired Petersburg Generating Station, Units 2 and 3.

Spire Corp. has been awarded a $5.2 million cost-shared contract from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories to develop automated manufacturing processes for fabricating large-scale solar electric modules.

Wheelabrator has received a contract to supply a turnkey electrostatic precipitator system for the 536 MW Cinergy Cayuga Unit 1 in Cayuga, Indiana.