Notices posted up to end-October 2005

.United Arab Emirates, Hamriyah Free Zone power plant

C&C Sons have been awarded a contract for the development of a $600 million 700MWe gas-fired power plant to be located at Sharjah. The plant will provide power for various industrial projects including the Muscat based OCPC ammonia plant and a possible steel complex. Project will be a privately financed IPP contract arrangement. GE has been selected to supply four gas turbine units. Mott MacDonald is the project consultant. Start up is scheduled for 2006.
October 2005

United Kingdom, Barrington Cement Plant

Rugby Cement is undertaking a feasibility study for a £150 million CHP plant at a potential cement production facility at Barrington, Cambridgeshire. Start up of the plant is scheduled for 2009 if approval is granted.

October 2005

United Kingdom, wave energy device

Phase 2 of a project to test the viability of a wave energy device developed by the University of Manchester. Phase 2 is for a 1/10th scale model of the device, in which the vulnerable parts of the mechanism are kept above sea level. Start up is scheduled for 2006. Royal Haskoning and Mowlem are developing conceptual designs for a full-scale product.

October 2005

United Kingdom, Neptune tidal device

Scottish & Southern Energy and the Weir Group are developing a full-scale 0.3MWe tidal current device consisting of seabed mounted twin turbines suspended from a central monopile via hydraulic arms. The device will be located in the Orkneys, and start up is scheduled for 2007.

October 2005

USA, Headwaters Energy Park

Headwaters Inc has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Great River Energy, North American Coal and Falkirk Mining to build a $750 million integrated energy complex including a coal-to-liquids fuels facility (coal liquefaction) to process coal into ultra-clean diesel and other liquid fuels and a 300MWe IGCC power station. Diesel plant will produce 10,000 b/d as well as steam. The facility could be expanded later to produce 50,000 b/d and increase steam could increase the power outage to 1500MWe.

The project also includes a 50 million gallon/yr ethanol plant (Blue Flint Ethanol) and coal drying facilities. If the project proceeds, completion is scheduled for the end of 2012.

For further information, contact:

Headwaters Inc

10653 S River Front Parkway

Suite 300

South Jordan

Utah 84095


Tel: +1 801 984 9400, Fax: +1 801 984 9410
October 2005

USA, J K Spruce Unit 2

CPS Energy is seeking an air permit for it to build a 750MWe coal-fired unit 2 at the site of the current J K Spruce Power Plant. Calaveras Power Partners has been selected to construct plant. Calaveras Power Partners is a joint venture led by Zachry Construction, Black & Veatch, and The Industrial Co. ZCC and TIC will construct the project. Black & Veatch will handle the design the power plant. Utility Engineering will design and engineer the emissions control system. Alstom will be providing the boiler. Start up is scheduled for 2010.

For further information, contact:

Jim Nesrsta

CPS Energy

145 Navarro

San Antonio,


TX 78205, Tel: +1 210 353 2222

October 2005

USA, Loring Bioenergy Power Plant

Loring BioEnergy is developing a $57 million 55MW dual fuel cogeneration plant, to be located in Maine and scheduled for start up in 2007. The plant will use a blend of ethanol and diesel called O2Diesel. A former jet fuel line will be upgraded with new valves and compression to bring natural gas to the site, connecting to the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline. The project will eventually include an ethanol production facility.

For further information, contact:

Loring Bioenergy

10 Conant Rd

Presque Isle

ME 04769


Tel: +1 207 762 5000, Fax: +1 207 762 5001

October 2005

Ireland, Munster/Drogheda Power Plant

Bord Gas Eireann and Scottish & Southern Energy are undertaking a feasibility study for a £230 million 440MWe power plant with gas and oil dual-firing capability. The plant is to be located either at Munster or Drogheda, County Cork. Start up is scheduled for the end of 2008. A pipeline will also be required.

For further information, contact:

Gerry Keane

PO Box 51

Gasworks Road,



Tel: +353 214 534000, Fax: +353 214 534249
October 2005

Germany, Borkum West offshore wind farm

The German government is planning, through the Foundation for Offshore Wind Energy, to build a E105 million 60MWe offshore wind farm consisting of 12 turbines to be located at Borkum Island. Four turbines are to be provided by each of Enercon, Repower and Prokon Nord. The cable route permit is in place, although finance for the 45km grid connection still needs to be funded. Start up is scheduled for 2007. It is expected that the scheme will eventually be sold on to an operator. RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall have all expressed an interest.

October 2005

Canada, Poplar River power plant upgrade

Sask Power is planning to rebuild units 1 and 2 of the coal-fired Poplar River Power Station to provide a combined output of 542MWe. The upgrade will cost C$260 million, with project completion expected by the end of 2008. A C$30 million contract was awarded to Hitachi to install the high-pressure turbine rotors, reblading, casings, as well as other turbine and generator components. Babcock & Wilcox was awarded a C$40 million contract to replace the superheater, reheater, and economiser.

For further information, contact:

Sask Power

2025 Victoria Ave



S4P 0S1


Tel: +1 888 757 6937, Fax: +1 306 566 2548

October 2005

France, Western France power plant

Gaz de France is seeking firms to prequalify to bid for construction of a new E400 million 500MWe gas-fired power plant to be located at a site yet to be determined in western France. Start up is scheduled for 2008. Cofathec Projis are acting as tender stage consultants.

For further information, contact:

Stephane Brosset

Immeuble Eurosquare 1

155, Boulevard Victor Hugo,

F-93400 Saint Ouen.


Tel: +33 (0)1 49 21 57 05, Fax: +33 (0)1 49 21 57 06

email :

October 2005

Spain, Puentes CCGT power plant

Endesa has applied for planning consent for a E420 million 815MWe gas-fired combined cycle power plant to be located on a site adjacent to the existing As Pontes plant at La Coruna. Start up is scheduled for 2007. The project comprises two gas turbines, one steam turbine and two heat recovery steam generators. GE Power has been awarded a contract to supply the turbines; and Duro Felguera has been awarded the contract for the civils and boiler works.
October 2005

Thailand, Songkhla power plant

EGAT has awarded an EPC contract to Marubeni for the construction of a $550 million 700MWe gas-fired combined cycle power plant to be located in Songhla Province. Start up is scheduled for 2008. Siemens will be supplying two SGT5-4000F gas turbines for the plant.

October 2005

USA, Vogtle nuclear power plant

Southern Company plans to have new baseload nuclear generation capacity at Vogtle nuclear power plant, and has applied for planning consent for the possible addition of two new reactors at the site, to be operating by 2015. Southern plans to submit an early site permit application in August 2006 and a combined construction permit-operating license application in March 2008.

October 2005