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Construction and Contracts

Issue 11 and Volume 107.

Utility Engineering Corporation has received a contract to design the 250 MW Walnut Energy Center in Turlock, Calf. The company’s joint venture with The Industrial Company has also received a contract for the Leon Creek Peaking Power Project to be built in San Antonio, Texas.

Fluor Corp.’s Power business unit has been awarded a turnkey contract by Brazos Electric Power Cooperative to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the 620 MW Jack County Generation Facility near Jacksboro, Texas.

Caterpillar and FuelCell Energy have announced their first joint sale of an ultra-low emissions fuel cell power generation plant in the state of California. The 250 kW plant will be used by the Los Angeles County Sanitation District, which expects the Direct FuelCel plant to provide energy cost savings compared to current utility rates in the Los Angeles area. FuelCell Energy has also announced the siting of a 250 kW Direct FuelCel plant at Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. near Nagaoka City, Japan.

DTE Energy Technologies will utilize its energy|now System Operations Center to participate in a project on the advanced aggregation and control of distributed generation capacity funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

SeaWest Asset Management has received a contract from Public Service Company of Colorado to provide operations and maintenance services for three years on two wind projects in Weld County, Colorado, covering 37 turbines. SeaWest also renewed a contract with Sunbelt Developers for five years to continue providing O&M services at the 11 MW Edom Hill project in Palm Springs, Calif.

Plateau Systems has announced that General Electric has implemented a single, corporate-wide application of Plateau 4 LMS to manage learning for its 300,000 employees and contractors globally. The system will serve as a core enterprise software application, managing learning processes in every major GE business unit on five continents.

Invensys’ Asia Pacific organization has completed a comprehensive control system modernization project at the second of four 678 MW units at the Castle Peak Power Station in Hong Kong.

Calpine and Mitsui & Co. have won a bid to build, own and operate a 525 MW baseload gas-fired combined-cycle energy center for Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad at Valladolid in the Yucatan Peninsula.

GE Hydro has been selected by Sichuan Huanglong Electric Power Co. Ltd. to supply equipment and services for a new 180 MW hydroelectric plant in Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China. GE.Hydro has also received a contract from Pacific Gas &.Electric to rewind one of two generators at the Middle Fork Powerhouse in Placer County, Calif.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded Lockheed Martin a $22.8 million contract for maintenance and operational support of application systems and IT environment.

GE Wind Energy will supply ten 1.5 MW wind turbines for the 15 MW Huitengxile Wind Power Plant of Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China.

Siemens has received an order from Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. to equip the St. Francis power plant in Missouri with the HybrixPower content management system. The system will manage all of the plant’s documentation and make it available to personnel via a uniform user interface.

Westinghouse has received an order to upgrade the turbine control systems on Exelon’s four nuclear units at Byron and Braidwood. The $10 million contract includes hardware and engineering for the base system, as well as numerous options for all four pressurized water reactor units, including simulator upgrades, lab units, training, spare parts, and architectural engineering services.

Peabody Energy has entered into long-term coal supply agreements with the owners and operators of Tucson Electric Power’s Springerville Generating Station, where a new 400 MW coal-fired generating unit is being developed. Peabody will provide up to 51.5 million tons of coal from the Lee Ranch and North Antelope Rochelle mines in New Mexico and Wyoming.

PPM Energy Inc., ScottishPower’s competitive U.S. energy business, will build and own the Mountain View III wind plant in Riverside County, Calif. The wind farm, jointly developed with SeaWest WindPower, will consist of 34 Vestas 660 kW turbines, with a combined capacity of 22 MW.