Georgia Sempertrans USA LLC, a joint venture of Semperit AG Holding and Shaw Almex Industries Ltd., is considering establishing a conveyor-belt manufacturing plant in the Atlanta area. The project scope includes design and construction or renovation of building space; construction of equipment foundations; installation of rubber mixers, presses, vulcanizers, and splicing and slitting equipment; and purchase and installation of fabrication, welding, finishing, assembly and loading-dock equipment. Shaw Almex would fabricate some production equipment. The facility would be used to manufacture fabric- and steel-reinforced conveyor belts. Shaw Almex USA, 2935 Miller Rd., Decatur, 30035. IR#GA170205.
Illinois EDP Renewables North America LLC is planning to construct a windmill farm, near Chenoa. The project scope includes design and construction of access roads, an operation and maintenance building, a substation and equipment foundations; erection of 83 to 100 wind-powered generators on tubular steel towers; and purchase and installation of transformers, cabling and switchgear, with a 200-MW capacity. Construction is expected to begin in 2018. EDP Renewables North America LLC, 808 Travis St., Houston, 77002. IR#IL170214.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.