The New York Power Authority has approved more than $25 million in contracts to several New York firms including a $6.6 million multi-year contract to Northland Associates for the design and construction of a large-scale distributed windpower system at the State University of New York at Canton. NYPA also signed a multi-year contract with Hawkeye, one of two firms awarded a total of $10 million in contracts, to provide emergency repair services for three types of transmission cables: high-pressure fluid-filled, high-pressure gas-filled and solid dielectric. Metro Tech Consulting Services, of New York City, is one of three firms awarded a total of $10 million in contracts to support NYPA’s Energy Efficiency Services Program.
Boeing and Virgin Australia have finalized an order for 23 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes (pictured) with options for an additional four. The 737 MAX reduces fuel use by 13 percent over today’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle airplanes, according to Boeing. Earlier this month, FedEx Express agreed to purchase 19 additional B767-300 aircraft, which are about 30 percent more fuel-efficient compared to the MD10s that they will replace.
Green Energy Renewable Solutions has signed a long-term contract with Disposal Specialties of Birmingham, Mich., that will guarantee up to 1,000 tons per day of construction and demolition waste for recycling operations at its Highland Park, Michigan facility. Green Energy expects a recovery rate of about 85 percent of incoming waste for recycling purposes.
ICF International has been awarded a $13.5 million, 30-month contract to support the energy efficiency portfolio of a major US utility. Under the terms of the contract, ICF will promote increased energy efficiency in the residential market by implementing programs that promote high-efficiency HVAC systems, support energy audit and weatherization activities, and provide energy efficiency services to low-income customers.
Finland’s Deltamarin has signed a contract with China’s CSSC/Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Co. for the design of B.Delta25 bulk carriers. Deltamarin says the fuel-efficient bulk carriers’ Energy Efficiency Design Index will be 23 percent less than the International Maritime Organization’s required EEDI for new ships.