Business briefs and new business

General Electric (GE) has received a (US)$500 million contract from Tokyo Electric Power Co. to design and build a 1,400 MW advanced combined-cycle power plant at TEPCO`s Chiba Power Station No. 2. Equipment will be supplied by GE, Foster Wheeler, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, Toshiba Corp. and Hitachi Ltd.

Raytheon Engineers & Constructors has received a (US)$200 million contract from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to province engineering and procurement for a 2 by 660 MW coal-fired plant in Zhuhai in Guangdong Province of China. Completion is scheduled for the end of 1999.

The InterNational Electrical Testing Association has been accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an ANSI standards-making organization.

Siemens Power Generation Group has secured a contract to build a 170 MW combined-cycle power plant at Bang Pakong in Thailand from independent power producer Amata-EGCo Power Company Ltd., of Bangkok. The project is valued at (US)$141 million. Siemens has also announced a (US)$600 million contract for a 700 MW coal-fired plant to be built in Rizhao in China`s Shandong Province and a contract as turnkey supplier for the 250 MW coal-fired Yangshupu power plant in Shanghai for the Shanghai Municipal Electric Power Bureau.

Howden Sirocco has a site on the World Wide Web, designed for engineers involved in specifying centrifugal fans and rotary regenerative heat exchangers for use in utility boilers. The site address is https://howden-sirocco.co.uk.

Babcock & Wilcox has been awarded (US)$100 million in environmental contracts in Korea. The two contracts are with Hyundai Heavy Industries Company Ltd. for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) equipment in Korea, representing the first utility FGD systems in that country. The systems will be installed on 10 500 MW coal-fired units under construction for the Korea Electric Power Corp.