MARKET PROSPECTS Power Station west of Richmond, Virginia, USA. The new two-by-one combined cycle combustion turbine power facility will run mainly on natural gas with ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel as a backup. Fluor’s EPC scope will include the engineering, procurement and construction for the new facility, with Dominion Virginia Power providing the fuel, water, backfeed power and some of the major equipment. Final regulatory permits have been approved and construction activities have already started. Commercial operation is expected in 2011.
Aker Solutions wins its first nuclear project in South Africa
ker Solutions is one of five contractors to be awarded a three year framework agreement by Eskom Holdings Ltd to deliver a full range of nuclear engineering design packages at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, based on the Western Cape of South Africa. It is the first significant contract awarded to Aker Solutions following the recent opening of an office in Johannesburg. The work will be executed from the company’s Stockton-on-Tees operation in the UK. The Koeberg Nuclear Power Station has been operational since 1984 and has twin 900 MWe pressurised water reactors.
Alstom to upgrade Bełchatów power plant in Poland
oland’s PGE energy group has selected Alstom Power to retrofit Unit 6 in the Bełchatów power plant, Europe’s largest and the world’s second largest fossil power plant with a total installed power output of 4440 MW. Alstom Power will provide modern equipment which will enable an increase in power output, economic efficiency and safety under a 160 million contract. The retrofit, which will extend the unit’s lifetime by 20 years, includes the reconstruc4
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tion of the boiler and its auxiliary equipment, replacement of high pressure and intermediate-pressure parts of the turbine, increasing the power output of the generator and installation of new high-pressure heaters.
treated with lime to produce a recycled product for local use. The 15-month project forms part of Scottish Water’s “2010 Vision for the Highlands,” a £200 million investment campaign of improvements throughout the north of Scotland.
World coal-fired power plant capacity to grow Siemens to supply 35% by 2020 membrane filtration system for Indiana orld coal-fired power plant capacity will increase from W water treatment plant 1 759 000 MW in 2010 to 2 384 000 MW in 2020, according to Coal-fired Boilers: World Analysis and Forecast published by the McIlvaine Co. Some 80 000 MW will be replaced, while 705 000 MW of new coal-fired boilers will be built. The annual new boiler sales will average 70 000 MW, and the annual investment will be US$140 billion. McIlvaine estimates that coal-fired power in Asia will rise to 1 464 000 MW in 2020, up from 918 000 MW this year. Coal-fired power in India will increase from 95 000 MW to 294 000 MW over the next 11 years. For more information on Coal-fired Boilers: World Analysis and Forecast, visit www.mcilvainecompany.com
WATER & WASTEWATER
Black & Veatch takes on wastewater treatment project in Scotland
lack & Veatch has started work on a £17 million project located at Belleport in Scotland which involves the design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and handover of a new wastewater treatment works and sludge treatment centre. Belleport is a greenfield site mid-way between Alness and Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands. Existing sewage sites at Alness Point and Rosskeen are being converted into pumping stations that will eventually transfer wastewater to the new works for treatment before discharge to the Cromarty Firth. Sludge produced from conventional processes at the works will be thickened and
he City of East Chicago in Indiana has awarded Siemens a multimillion dollar contract to provide a Memcor pressurized membrane filtration system for a new water treatment plant. The 16-MGD (60.5-MLD) system, which will treat water from Lake Michigan, will be the first large-scale pressurized membrane plant in Indiana. American Structurepoint and Black & Veatch will provide design engineering and plant construction services. The system is scheduled for completion in 2011.
Jacobs to work on San Joaquin projects
acobs Engineering Group Inc is to provide construction management services for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) San Joaquin Region Projects. Jacobs will operate as a major subcontractor to PMA Consultants LLC. Construction costs for these projects are estimated at approximately US$350 million. The projects are generally located in the California Central Valley on the east side of the Altamont Pass. Projects include the construction of 11 miles of new 92-inch diameter pipelines; rehabilitation of existing pipelines; new crossover valve structures; a throttling station to improve emergency pipeline shutdown capability and operational flexibility; SCADA system upgrades; a new 315-million-gallonper-day ultraviolet and chemical feed facility; as well as coordination with other concurrent water quality improvement projects.