Global Round-up

Global Round-up

CMS Generation Co. announced a subsidiary has acquired a 29.5 percent ownership interest in Magellan Cogeneration Inc.`s 48 MW, diesel-fueled generating plant on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

Raytheon Engineers & Constructors is the turnkey contractor for a 1,200 MW gas-fired power plant to be built in the Philippines. Raytheon will perform the work for KEPCO Philippines, which was selected as developer of the project by National Power Corp., the state-owned power company. The project is to begin in late 1998 with completion scheduled in early 2002.

A consortium of Jurong Engineering Ltd., Deutsche Babcock Energie und Umwelttechnic AG and Raytheon has announced a letter of intent for involvement in the construction of a 525 MW coal-fired power plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India, to be built for SPIC Electric Power Corporation Ltd.

El Paso Energy International Co. has announced the start of construction on a 151 MW combined-cycle power plant in Kabirwala, Punjab province, in Pakistan. El Paso will hold a 42 percent share in the plant while Fauji Foundation of Pakistan will have 45 percent and the Asian Development Bank will hold 13 percent. Commercial generation is slated for Nov. 1, 1998.

The contract for construction of the second largest hydroelectric power plant in Panama has been awarded to a consortium headed by Mexico`s Empresas ICA Sociedad Controladora SA de CV and General Electric Canada Inc. Construction is to begin in November with completion in 2001.

GEC Alsthom has been awarded the contract for the modernization and rehabilitation of four of the eight turbine generators at Hydro-Quebec`s Bersimis 1 power station in Forestville, Quebec.

Foster Wheeler Power Systems Inc. and ESB, the Irish electric power utility, have been awarded the contract for a 30 MW waste-to-energy plant near Dublin, Ireland. The facility will be owned 75 percent by Foster Wheeler and 25 percent by ESB and operated under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

French construction firm GFA has announced plans to begin construction next year on a 1,150 MW natural gas-fired electric power plant in western Mexico. It is expected to reach completion in approximately four years.

Japan Mitsui & Co. has announced a contract to engineer and supply an Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) power plant. The 1,800 MW combined-cycle facility will be built in the western Thai province of Ratchaburi and is expected to be fully operational in 1999. The plant will have an ultimate generating capacity of 4,600 MW–1,800 MW from the combined-cycle complex and 2,800 MW from a thermal complex.

ABB Kraftwerke AG has announced a contract to supply power plant components for a cogeneration plant in Beijing for the North China Power Group. ABB will provide two 200 MW steam turbines plus instrumentation and controls. The project is scheduled for completion in May 1999.

Westinghouse Electric Corp. has announced a contract to supply a 48 MW simple-cycle, oil-fired, barge-mounted power plant for the Port of Mombassa Power Barge Project for Westmont Offshore Sdn Bhd. of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Westinghouse has also received a 15-year agreement with Destec Energy to provide maintenance on two combustion turbine Econopacs at Los Mina Power Plant in the Dominican Republic.

Max Control Systems has announced a contract to supply the distributed control system for the Shalingzi 4 x 300 Phase 2 power plant in China.

Siemens AG has received an order from the China National Technical Import and Export Corp. for a HVDC link in China, capable of transmitting 1,800 MW via a 500,000 V overhead line from the Tianshengqiao hydropower plant to Guangzhou Beijiao, almost 1,000 km away. The project is scheduled for completion by 2000. Siemens has also received three orders from the National Power Corp. of the Philippines to expand the national grid. Siemens is setting up two outdoor substations for 500/230 kV and expanding an existing 230 kV substation.

GE Power Systems has announced long-term service agreements totaling (US)$222 million for turbine-generator maintenance at 15 power plants in the US, Argentina, Finland and the Netherlands. The agreements include 32 steam, gas, nuclear and combined-cycle units.

A consortium of Ansaldo Energia, Nrg Energy and Pt. Kaini Metra has received an order from the Indonesian Electricity Authority Pt. Perusahaan Listrik Negara for the construction of a 1,400 MW coal-fired power plant in West Java, Indonesia.

Layhmeyer International is providing a 300 MW gas turbine power plant combined with seawater desalination facilities for the Bahrain Ministry of Electricity and Water. Completion is scheduled by 1999.

PT Makassar Power Corp. and PT PLN, the Indonesian national utility, have entered a 15-year power purchase agreement for the sale of electricity from a 60 MW facility to be built at Pinrang, Indonesia. Makassar awarded a comprehensive equipment supply contract for the project to Stork-W?rtsil? Diesel in the Netherlands.

Quezon Power Limited Co., a consortium of International Generating Co., Ogden Energy Inc. and PMR Power Inc., has completed debt financing on a 44 MW pulverized coal-fired power generation facility and 31 km transmission line interconnect to be sited on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The build-own-operate project is expected to be complete by 2000.

A consortia of Stone & Webster, Hyundai Engineering Co. and Kanematsu Corp. has announced a contract for the construction of the second and third units of the Darajat geothermal station in West Java for Amoseas Indonesia Inc. The second unit is to be complete at the close of 1998 and the third unit is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2000.

GEC Alsthom has announced a contract to supply gas turbine equipment for a combined heat and power plant from Allied Colloids in Bradford, UK. The 4.9 MW Typhoon gas turbine generating set and generator will enter operation this summer.

An international consortium of IVO Power Engineering, Union Energy of Thailand and the Japanese trading house Tomen is building a 1,400 MW coal-fired power plant south of Bangkok, Thailand, with power to be sold to EGAT. The plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2001.

Teshmont Consultants Inc. has been awarded a (US)$1 million contract for consulting services to the State Power Grid Development Company Ltd. for the Three Gorges HVDC transmission system in China. Teshmont will assist the Beijing HVDC Engineering Consultant Co. with studies and bidding on the project.

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