Construction and Contracts

Issue 10 and Volume 107.

Shaw Group subsidiary Stone & Webster has received an EPC contract valued at approximately $570 million from Astoria Energy, LLC for Phase I of a fully-permitted dual-fuel 1000 MW power project in New York City.

Syscom Instruments has received a contract for the seismic instrumentation of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

Exelon Generation has selected Westinghouse Electric Company to supply 16 reloads of commercial nuclear fuel for the Dresden 2 and 3 and Quad Cities 1 and 2 nuclear power plants. The Tennessee Valley Authority has selected Westinghouse to provide additional nuclear fuel fabrication services for it Watts Bar plant.

Caterpillar has sold five G16CM34s – its largest gas-fired engines – to the City of Geneva, Ill. for use in a 29 MW peaking power plant scheduled for service in January, 2004.

Caprock Wind LP, an affiliate of Cielo Wind Power, announced plans to install up to 80 1-MW wind turbines near Tucumcari, New Mexico, within the next 12 months, with output sold to Xcel Energy.

ABB and Saft brought the first three strings of the world’s most powerful storage battery on-line in late August for the Golden Valley Electrical Association in Fairbanks, Alaska. During commissioning tests, the battery energy storage system (BESS) achieved a peak discharge of 26.7 MW with just two strings operational.

Framatome ANP has been awarded a contract by Bechtel National Inc. to design, analyze and fabricate three evaporator systems in support of the Waste Treatment Plant Project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Reservation near Richland, Washington.

LaRoche Industries has been selected as the supplier of an ammonia storage and handling system for a selective catalytic reduction installation at a power plant project in Iowa.