Construction on the $2.5-billion Mariner East 2 pipeline in Pennsylvania has resumed following a month-long state investigation into numerous environmental permit violations that resulted in a $12.6-million civil penalty against Sunoco Pipeline LLP.
Construction is underway off the northern coast of the U.K. for Ørsted’s planned 1.2-gigawatt wind farm, with 174 8-MW turbines expected to be planted and operational by 2021 in a field about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from shore.
Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to invest $50 billion over five years to expand its U.S. oil-and-gas production facilities, the company said on Feb. 2, when it released its 2017 results, which included $8.4 billion in fourth-quarter earnings and $19 billion in income for the year.
Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade (Fla.) County have tentatively agreed to build a new wastewater plant to provide reused water for the utility’s massive cooling canals at its Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Homestead.
A New York company and two utilities have a cost-effective solution to the nation’s aging underground infrastructure: a robot that crawls through cast-iron natural-gas pipelines and replaces their deteriorating joints, effectively renewing the pipes for up to 50 years.
Successful pilot efforts for new technologies and processes often don’t make the jump to standard practice. ENR talks to industry firms about what they’re doing to ensure that good ideas find a place in construction workflows.