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Coflexip and Norsk Hydro sign letter of intent

Coflexip Stena Offshore and Premier Marché: announced that Coflexip Stena Offshore Norge AS, its Norwegian entity, has just received a letter of intent from Norsk Hydro for the Fram Vest EPCI contract worth NOK 640 million.

AEP and TXU expand West Texas wind project

The Trent Mesa Project, a wind-power generation facility under construction near Abilene, Texas, is expanded to 150,000kw of production from 130,000kw under an agreement between TXU Corp.

Chevron invests GBP 141 million in Alba

Chevron is to significantly boost output from its large North Sea Alba oil field by investing GBP 141 million in opening up a major extension, known as Alba Extreme South.

Sandvik develops stainless steel for urea

A new stainless steel has been developed by Sandvik Steel, specifically for use in the production of Urea.

Calpine announces 900mw Sherry energy center

Calpine Corporation plans to build a 900mw electric generating facility, the Sherry Energy Center, in Wood County, Wisconsin.

Horizon Pipeline earns FERC approval

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc., and Nicor Inc. announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Horizon natural gas pipeline project in Illinois, a USD 79 million construction project.

Sakhalin-2 Group for huge LNG plant

An international consortium developing two oilfields off Russia's Sakhalin island, has approved a USD 8.9 billion plan to build what will be the world's largest LNG plant.

New ethylene projects

Ethylene producers ExxonMobil Chemical and Shell Chemical LP have approved new ethylene projects for the Texas Gulf Coast with investments totaling approximately USD 600 million.

Calpine/Aquila joint venture powers Missouri

Calpine Corporation and Aquila, Inc. announce the Aries Power Project has entered simple-cycle operations.

New Sandvik products at Schweissen Schneiden

New products will feature alongside a wide range of filler wire and rods, covered and strip electrodes and fluxes for welding stainless and high alloy steels on Sandvik’s Steel stand at Schweissen Schneiden.