Construction & Contracts

Issue 1 and Volume 110.

GE Energy has received a service agreement to provide nuclear instrumentation and associated technical and field services for Entergy’s boiling water reactors at Grand Gulf, River Bend, FitzPatrick, Pilgrim and Vermont Yankee stations that will allow the utility to operate and maintain its BWR nuclear instrumentation and neutron monitoring system electronics. GE has also been awarded a contract by Exelon to supply critical parts for the hydraulic reactor control components for the utility 12 BWRs in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Alcoa has signed a letter of intent with TXU Energy Company for development, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of the Sandow 5 Generation Station adjacent to Alcoa’s Rockdale, Texas aluminum smelter. The proposed 564 MW unit would replace three of the four existing generating units at the facility. TXU operates the fourth generating unit at Rockdale.

Babcock Power Environmental has received a contract from E.ON U.S. valued at more than $130 million to design, supply, construct, start and commission wet flue gas desulfurization systems on Kentucky Utilities’ Ghent and E.W. Brown plants. Fluor Enterprises will serve as prime EPC contractor for the WFGD projects.

Siemens Power Generation has signed an agreement with Gas Turbine Technologies to provide a third SFC-200 solid oxide fuel cell power system to the company. The SFC-200 is a 125 kW system providing combined heat and power.

Saint-Gobain Ceramics has signed a contract with Riley Power to supply all materials and installation services for the refractories in a new waste-to-energy unit to be built by RPI at the existing Lee County Waste-to-Energy Facility in Fort Myers, Florida.

John Zink Company’s TODD burner technology will be used to retrofit an 800 MW boiler at Florida Power & Light’s Manatee Station.

B&W Canada has signed a contract with Bruce Power L.P. to manufacture 16 Replacement Steam Generators for the Bruce A Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2.

ScottishPower’s PPM Energy competitive U.S. energy business has begun construction of the 200 MW Big Horn Wind Project near Bickleton, Wash., expected to go into operation this summer.

American Superconductor has received an order for its PowerModule-based wind turbine generator control systems from Windtec Systemtechnik GmbH. The PowerModule-based control systems will be used in 23 1.5 MW wind turbine generators that Windtec plans to ship to China and Japan in 2006.