Bechtel engineer shares advice on microgrid design

Bechtel engineer shares advice on microgrid design

04 November 2015

Microgrids are still at the point where the benefits and potential pitfalls need to be weighed, Henrik Johansen, assistant chief engineer at Bechtel Infrastructure & Power told us recently in an exclusive interview. These grids are typically smaller than 10 MWs.​
Source: Smart Grid Today

How super low natural gas prices are reshaping how we get our power

How super low natural gas prices are reshaping how we get our power

28 October 2015

Oil isn’t the only fossil fuel that is selling at quite cheap levels at the moment in the United States.  U.S. natural gas prices plunged briefly below $ 2 per million Btu (British thermal units), lower than they have been since early 2012.
Source: Washington Post
 

Industry Celebrates Watts Bar 2 Operating License

Industry Celebrates Watts Bar 2 Operating License

22 October 2015

“This is a hallmark day for the U.S. nuclear energy industry,” NEI President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin Fertel. "...Millions of people in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s service territory can count on Watts Bar 2 as another source of reliable, carbon-free electricity for decades to come."
Source: NEI

Big Data can help cities: panel

Big Data can help cities: panel

22 October 2015

Big data analysis enables urban planners to optimize the infrastructure through which the Chinese government can better cope with rapid urbanization.
Source: China Daily

 

Bechtel delivers first cargo of LNG for Santos GLNG project

Bechtel delivers first cargo of LNG for Santos GLNG project

20 October 2015

Alasdair Cathcart, the general manager of Bechtel's LNG business line, said, "Delivering a project the scale of GLNG alone is an extraordinary effort that instills a great level of achievement and pride within our team". 
Source: The Flemington Gazette

 

Future Cities: Faster and Safer Transport

Future Cities: Faster and Safer Transport

19 October 2015

CNN looks at feats of engineering and ambitious constructions aimed at offering urban dwellers faster, safer and greener transport options, starting at Crossrail in London.
Source: CNN

1,000 MW Generating Facility to Power One Million Homes

1,000 MW Generating Facility to Power One Million Homes

16 October 2015

The future is bright for natural gas in New York State.  Bechtel is building a brand new 1,000-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle electric generating facility in Dover, NY. It’s designed to be a low-impact, highly-efficient natural gas-fired facility, aiming to be among the cleanest energy producers in the state.
Source: Engineering.com

Cheniere Commissioning Sabine Pass Gas Terminal, Bechtel Says

Cheniere Commissioning Sabine Pass Gas Terminal, Bechtel Says

13 October 2015

Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass terminal, the first complex designed to liquefy and export natural gas from the continental U.S., is being commissioned and is on track to start producing by the end of the year.
Source: Bloomberg