Paris-based construction giant Technip S.A. has agreed to pay $338 million to avoid prosecution and settle civil suits alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a 1990s and early 2000s bribery scheme to win $6 billion in contracts in Nigeria. Under the June 29 deal with the U.S. Justice Dept. and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Technip says it will pay the fines over a two-year period and “improve its compliance procedures,” including appointment of a monitor. The firm was part of the TSKJ engineering-procurement-construction consortium involved in building the Bonny Island liquified- natural-gas plant during that
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.