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SNC-Lavalin joint venture to build New Zealand project

In Canada, SNC-Lavalin said the McConnell Dowell/SNC-Lavalin/Parsons Brinkerhoff joint venture has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the 166 MW Te Mihi geothermal project by Contact Energy in New Zealand. Two new 83 MW power units will be built near the Wairakei geothermal power station, northwest of Taupo. The [...]

Public hearings on Nevis geothermal project on tap this week

On the island of Nevis, West Indies Power CEO on Nevis Kerry McDonald says hearings on the environmental impact for the development of the geothermal power plant, substation and power lines will be discussed at two public consultations this week. The consultation will be at separate locations on Monday February 7th and Tuesday February 8th [...]

Bankrupt co-op not giving up on GT project

In Alaska, papers filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court by Naknek Electric Association state that the group believes it can finish a rework of its troubled geothermal “in March or earlier”. Cost overruns and other problems with the project forced the power cooperative to file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in September. The co-op got [...]

Nevis project back on track

On the Island of Nevis, the CEO of West Indies Power Nevis Ltd., Kerry McDonald says that the delays that slowed the progress of the geothermal development project over the last months have ended and the project will move forward in early 2011. “The contracts are in place the financing has been finalized and we [...]

Nevis sees GT project as first step in larger Caribbean interconnect

On the island of Nevis, Carlisle Powell, the Minister responsible for Renewable Energy and the Environmen told a meeting of businessmen in Barbados recently that the geothermal project currently under construction is a test case for interconnection between St. Kitts and Nevis and then the wider region. The Minister at the International Business Week Conference [...]

Iceland, India firms partner on GT project

In India, Thermax will partner with Reykjavík Geothermal to set up a 3 MW geothermal pilot power project in country. Reykjavik Geothermal will help in drilling and exploration activities for the Puga Valley project. The study of geothermal fields in India started in 1970 and around 350 potential geothermal locations have been identified in India [...]

Medical Center starts combined heat/power project

In Texas, the Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) opened a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Texas Medical Center in Houston in late August. The dedication ceremony marked the completion of the 48 MW facility that will provide steam, chilled water, and electricity to the 18 institutions that make up the campus. The [...]