Two contracts have been awarded in two months for preliminary design on a natural-gas-treatment plant. Calgary, Alberta-based TransCanada Corp. awarded a contract to URS Corp., San Francisco, for a 5-billion-cu-ft-per-day plant in Prudhoe Bay. In February, a BP-ConocoPhillips joint venture tapped Fluor WorleyParsons Arctic Solutions for a similar contract. But only TransCanada has a contract with Alaska to build a North Slope pipeline.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan