Worldwide, developing countries are now finding the advantages of privately owned and operated electric power plants
Middle East & Africa
The Moroccan government has selected a consortium of CMS Generation and ABB Energy Ventures to negotiate a definitive agreement for the privatization and expansion of the Jorf Lasfar power plant, located southwest of Casablanca in Morocco. CMS and ABB, both based in the United States, will each hold a 50 percent interest in the consortium.
Westinghouse Electric Corp., USA, has received four contracts totaling more than (US)$150 million for power generation equipment and services in China.
A 420-kV submarine power cable is being strung between Jordan and Egypt across the Gulf of Aqaba by Alcatel Kabel Norge of Norway. The oil-filled, paper-insulated cable will take about 30 months to place along its 13 kilometer path. The project is expected to cost almost (US)$72 million. The cable will reach a water depth of approximately 830 meters, breaking the previous world depth record of 530 meters, set for an underwater power cable by Alcatel in crossing the Skagerrak between Norway and D
GEC Alsthom`s European Gas Turbines subsidiary (EGT) is working on four orders worth more than (US)$32 million to supply gas turbine power generation equipment for the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Turkey.
The Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) has elected Eckhard Strecker to chairman and Rudolph M. Grube to vice chairman for the 1994-95 term. Strecker is executive vice president, marketing, with Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd. and Grube is director of the Fuel Management Department of Yankee Atomic Electric Co. Other board members include Dan. M. Collier, executive director of the WNFM, George B. Assie of Cameco Corp., Francis P. Herve of Elecricité de France, Rand