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Construction & Contracts

Issue 7 and Volume 110.

Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Bechtel to design and supply two 315 MW circulating fluidized-bed boilers (CFBs) for a new TXU plant at the Sandow Station at Rockdale, Texas. The new CFBs have been designed to use lignite and will provide high-pressure steam to a single steam reheat turbine.

Fluor will complete engineering, procurement and construction services for two new units as part of TXU’s 1,634 MW Oak Grove power plant in Robertson County, Texas. The supercritical units will be built where preliminary work was completed for a previously planned plant.

To meet power requirements for 2007 to 2009, AEP’s SWEPCO unit will build up to 480 MW of simple-cycle gas-fired peaking capacity near Fayetteville, Ark., and sign firm power purchase contracts with third-party suppliers for up to 450 MW.

ALSTOM has been awarded a contract to upgrade five generators at Manitoba Hydro’s 224 MW Kelsey Hydroelectric Station.

Black & Veatch will provide engineering and procurement support for adding SCR to two 640 MW coal units at the FP&L/JEA St. Johns River Power Project in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Burns & McDonnell has been selected to provide engineering and project management services for major environmental upgrades to Minnesota Power’s Boswell Unit 3 unit in Cohasset, Minn.

Tacoma Power has selected GE Energy to upgrade the two hydro generating units at the utility’s Mossyrock hydropower station on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County, Washington.

Patriot Renewables LLC has applied for state approval to build a wind farm consisting of 90 to 120 turbines in Buzzards Bay off the Massachusetts coast.

Washington Group and Riley Power have received a contract valued at more than $30 million for the design and supply of a selective catalytic reduction system for Unit 3 at Detroit Edison’s Monroe Power Plant located south of Detroit.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received a bulk order for 443 wind turbines from Babcock & Brown for its four new wind projects in the United States. It is the largest order the company has ever received and brings the company’s aggregated wind turbine orders to 2,626 units, representing 1,843 MW.

Fuel-Tech will install its NOxOUT selective non-catalytic reduction equipment on two small coal-fired units in the southeastern United States and provide design engineering and equipment components for a urea solutionizing and storage system that will enable purchased urea reagent to be diluted, stored, handled and delivered to all of the utility’s SNCR installations.

Pebble Bed Modular Reactor has selected Intergraph Corporation to supply its SmartPlant Enterprise plant design and engineering solution for the development of South Africa’s first pebble bed modular nuclear reactor. The initial PBMR will be a demonstration plant near Cape Town scheduled to start construction in 2007 and be completed in 2011.

The PIC Companies will provide commissioning support for outages being performed at AEP’s Cardinal and Clinch River Facilities and commissioning schedule and forecasting services for installation of wet flue gas desulphurization systems at the Muskinghum River and Conesville plants.

Emerson Process Management has won a contract to install its PlantWeb digital plant architecture with the Ovation expert control system at Omaha Public Power District’s new 660 MW Nebraska City Station Unit 2 sub-critical coal plant expected to go into operation in May 2009.

Mitsui Babcock has been awarded the contract for the steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the 750 MW Trimble County 2 supercritical coal plant being built by Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities.

Foster Wheeler has received a contract valued at $65 million to provide the boiler for Salt River Project’s 400 MW coal-fired unit to be built at Tucson Electric’s Springerville Station. The unit will be owned by SRP and operated by Tucson Electric.