Global project management firm Aecom announced last month that it has been selected as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the electricity utility company Alliant Energy’s Riverside Energy Centre expansion project.
The new facility will use gas-fired combustion turbine technology to produce about 700 MW of electricity for Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin, in the US. The value of the contract will be included in Aecom’s backlog for the fiscal third quarter.
“We’re pleased to build the next-generation power plant that will enable Alliant Energy to keep delivering efficient and cost-effective energy to thousands of customers and businesses. This project taps an experienced, talented team unrivaled in our industry for delivering energy efficient power generation sites across the country,” says Aecom chairperson and CEO Michael S Burke.
It was awarded the EPC contract for the $700-million Riverside expansion project, owing to its technical offers, experienced team of professionals, technology, layout and commercial offer.
As the EPC contractor, its scope will include design, supply, install and start-up of a 2×1 [both gas and steam] gas-fired combine cycle. Aecom’s Construction Services group will be providing engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for the project. The power plant is projected to be completed by early 2020.
Alliant Energy says that the Riverside Energy Centre expansion project will be one of the largest economic development projects in Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s long-term plan for the project is focused on keeping future energy rates low for customers.
Alliant Energy Corporation’s Wisconsin utility subsidiary, Wisconsin Power & Light (WPL), uses the trade name of Alliant Energy. The Wisconsin utility is based in Madison, in Wisconsin, and provides electricity to 463 000 customers and natural gas services to 185 000 customers across central and southern Wisconsin.
The employees of Alliant Energy focus on delivering the energy and exceptional service their customers and communities expect; safely, efficiently and responsibly.
Aecom designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, it connects knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges.
From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, its work is transformative, differentiated and vital. Aecom is a Fortune 500 firm and has revenue of about $18-billion during the 2015 fiscal year.
Earlier last month, Aecom announced that it continues to secure high-profile consulting engineering work in South Africa across a range of sectors.
It has been awarded a R134-million five-year contract by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to provide consulting engineering services for the upgrading of National Road R573, Section 2, from the Gauteng/Mpumalanga border to the Mpumalanga/Limpopo border, a distance of 50 km. The R573, or Moloto Road as it is referred to, sees tens of thousands of commuters travel by bus daily to Gauteng, with fatal accidents a common occurrence.
It was incorporated into Sanral’s network in July 2015, with government giving the mandate to make this deadly road safer.
“Aecom is proud to be a partner of Sanral to deliver this important project and better South African road infrastructure,” says Aecom Africa chief executive Carlos Poñe.
Its recent contract wins in South Africa include a panel appointment to provide traffic engineering services for the KwaDukuza municipality, north of Durban, for the next three years.
“While the Durban Hub has not significantly operated within this space in the past, this win will serve as the catalyst to achieve growth in terms of the highways and bridges sector in the province,” comments AECOM Africa civil infrastructure business unit leader (Durban Hub) Bruce Ross.
The company has also been appointed to provide consultancy services for the fuel works project at King Shaka International Airport, in Durban.
“A full conditional assessment of the aviation fuel system will be done, following modifications according to the findings of the assessment,” explains Aecom Africa oil and gas business unit leader Samuel du Rand.
AECOM has 1 900 employees in Africa and maintains a project presence in over 20 key countries.