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Construction & Contracts

Issue 11 and Volume 110.

Shaw Stone and Webster along with consortium partner Alstom Environmental Control Systems have received an EPC contract from Duke Energy Carolinas to retrofit the coal-fired units at the Allen Steam Station in Gaston County, N.C., with FGD units. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2010.

Entergy Nuclear has selected Black & Veatch to assist with various analyses in support of preparations to apply for a combined construction and operating license for a possible new nuclear unit at Gulf States’ River Bend nuclear plant near St. Francisville, La.

Bechtel Power will provide engineering and procurement services for the 1,600 MW Prairie State coal plant in southern Illinois being developed by Peabody Energy and CMS.

Invensys will supply Triconex control systems for integrated main turbine, reactor pressure control and turbine trip controls at Energy Northwest’s Columbia Nuclear Station.

AREVA has received a contract to supply two replacement steam generators for Unit 2 of Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island Nuclear Plant in Minnesota.

FuelCell Energy will upgrade its 1 MW fuel cell power plant at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in California to use fuel created from a waste by-product of the brewing process, thus reducing the costs of buying natural gas.

Western GeoPower will build a 25.5 MW power plant at Geysers Geothermal Field, 75 miles north of San Francisco. Western GeoPower Unit 1 will supply about 200,000 MWh/year of baseload power to the California market.

TVA has chosen Sargent & Lundy to supply routine capital project engineering design services for its fleet of nuclear plants.

Wärtsilä will provide reciprocating engines and related equipment for Cogentrix Energy’s 115.6 MW Plains End II peaking plant near Denver scheduled for service in 2008.