Project Watch: EMCOR and ABB nail big jobs

Electric generator plant in West Palm Beach, Fla. Poole & Kent Co. of Florida, a subsidiary of Emcor Group Inc., Norwalk, Conn., has been awarded a contract for the construction of a new electrical generator plant for the city of West Palm Beach at its existing operating water treatment plant. The scope of work includes providing standby diesel generators and associated switchgear and appurtenances, bulk fuel storage systems and related equipment, and numerous modifications and upgrades to electrical and mechanical systems in various buildings throughout the existing plant. Details

$100 million in orders for ore mines in western Australia. ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, has won orders worth around $100 million from Rio Tinto for 17 distribution substations to support increased production at iron ore mines in western Australia. The upgrades and installation of new power infrastructure will raise the voltage level of the existing distribution substations and increase the power supply to support the expansion of existing iron ore mines in the Pilbara region. Details

$60 million power plant in Iraq. ABB also recently announced that it has won a $60 million contract from Shell Gas Iraq B.V. to build a new power plant in southern Iraq. The power plant will be operated by the Basrah Gas Co. a joint venture company to be set up as part of the Iraq, South Gas Project. The project includes the rehabilitation of the existing facilities and addition of new facilities. Details

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