GE has been awarded new contracts for orders of electric power and propulsion systems on two liquid natural gas carriers and an LNG Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries chose GE’s propulsion system for a FSRU ordered by Höegh LNG and also selected GE’s power and propulsion system for an LNG carrier being built for Tsakos Energy Navigation. Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering chose GE’s power and propulsion technology for two new LNG carriers to be built for Maran Gas Maritime. GE will supply generators, propulsion converters, propulsion motors, distribution transformers, main and cargo switchboards and remote controls; GE also will provide project management, system and equipment engineering, commissioning and assistance for sea and gas trials for all three projects.
URS Corporation has been awarded a contract by Chevron Mining to design, construct and commission a stormwater management system for the Questa molybdenum mine in Questa, New Mexico. The project consists of developing a system to manage stormwater for the Questa mine’s operational life. Project components include lined catchments, modified benches and concrete rundowns for stormwater conveyance, and pump and pipeline facilities to deliver the water to a proposed treatment plant. The anticipated completion date is December 2014.
In other URS contract news, the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has awarded a five-year contract extension to the URS-led Nuclear Waste Management consortium to continue management of the UK National Low Level Waste Repository in North West England, and to develop and implement a national low level waste strategy. Since assuming operations in 2008, the URS-led team has generated more than £30 million ($46 million) in cost savings, extended the life of the facility, reduced the volume of waste sent to the repository by a factor of three, and opened a new vault at the repository.
K2 Sports has chosen Scope 5’s cloud-based sustainability services to track and manage the environmental impacts of its transportation, waste stream, energy and material usage. The ski and snowboard company, which includes 14 global brands, said it previously measured its benchmark 2009 carbon footprint and annual calculations via a spreadsheet-based carbon footprint calculator. With Scope 5, K2 can spend more time on data analysis rather than data collection and input, the company says.
Tetra Tech has been awarded a $17.8 million contract with McClellan Business Park to perform environmental services for the privatized cleanup of portions of the former McClellan Air Force Base in California. Under this contract, more than 130 installation restoration program (IRP) sites on more than 600 acres will be evaluated, remediated, and closed, at which point the property will be available for development.