Fluor, Clean Line Energy ink MOU for 800-mile transmission line
Fluor Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Clean Line Energy Partners LLC affiliate Plains and Eastern Clean Line LLC for the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line project. Under the terms of MOU, Fluor will provide development support, preliminary engineering, procurement and construction services for the proposed 800-mile high-voltage direct current transmission line from Oklahoma to Tennessee. The completion of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project will make possible an estimated $7 billion of new renewable energy projects that otherwise may not be built due to limitations of the existing electric transmission grid. The project is expected to take several years to fully permit and could begin commercial operations as early as 2017.
e2e Materials to open manufacturing facility in Geneva, New York
e2e Materials, an innovative clean technology spin off of Cornell University that develops advanced biocomposite materials used in a wide array of products for the furniture and automotive industries, plans to open a major manufacturing facility in Geneva, New York. The 100,000 square foot facility, projected to support up to 200 green jobs over the next five years, will manufacture a variety of environmentally friendly products based on the company’s hydrocarbon-free biocomposite materials developed through 15 years of research at Cornell University.
Canadian Solar signs sales agreement with Siemens for solar systems
Canadian Solar Inc. has entered into a sales contract with Siemens. Under the agreement, Canadian Solar supplied 2.5 MW of its Solar’s MaxPower CS6X modules for two solar projects — a rooftop system and a carport — constructed by Siemens for the Universityof Murcia, Spain.
Hitachi Power Systems America to supply pollution controls equipment to KCP&L
Hitachi America Ltd. subsidiary Hitachi Power Systems America Ltd. has been awarded a contract with La Cygne Environmental Partners to supply air pollution controls equipment for unit 1 and unit 2 at the La Cygne Generating Station for KCP&L. La Cygne Environmental Partners is a joint venture of Kiewit Power Constructors Co. and Sargent & Lundy LLC.
Hitachi will design and supply its world class air quality control systems for La Cygne, including wet flue gas desulfurization “FGD” systems, fabric filters, mercury control systems and appurtenant systems for unit 1 (815MW) and unit 2 (715 MW) and low NOx burners, over-fire air equipment, and a selective catalytic reduction system “SCR” for Unit 2. Hitachi’s technologies will help KCP&L meet their emissions reduction requirements, for NOx, SO2, SO3, mercury, and particulate matter.