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Parsons joins Los Angeles Mayor on Trade Mission to Asia

Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Corporate Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council Members as well as business and civic leaders this week on a trade mission to Asia. Ms. Grebbien joins the delegation for meetings in Vietnam and Hong Kong.

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Salini Impregilo receives ENR Awards for Sydney and Washington, D.C., Projects

Salini Impregilo has won awards for two projects it has recently completed – the Skytrain Bridge for the Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia and the Anacostia River Tunnel in Washington, D.C., United States. The Group received the recognition from the leading U.S. construction magazine the Engineering News-Record (ENR) which publishes on a yearly basis its rankings for large international construction companies. Salini Impregilo is the only company to have won two awards in the sixth edition of ENR's Global Best Projects.

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Pöyry awarded with Owner's Engineering Services Assignment for Nam Kong 3 Hydro Power Plant in Laos

The Chaleun Sekong Energy Co Ltd (CSE) has awarded Pöyry with the owner's engineering services assignment for the Nam Kong 3 Hydro Power Plant (NK3 HPP) project located in Attapue, Laos. The 54 MW green fields project is expected to be completed by May 2020.

The project includes the design, civil works and installation of a Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) dam, spillway, plunge pool, headrace tunnel, power house tailrace channel and switchyard with associated hydro and electro-mechanical work, as well as erection of a new transmission line. NK3 HPP is one of several power plants that are being constructed in Laos closely monitored by the country's Ministry of Energy and Mines to help reach its target of 12,500 MW capacity by the year 2020. This target aims to solve power shortage problems within the country and bring about economic benefits by supplying 7 to 8 per cent of the energy demands of nearby Sub-Mekong regions.  

Pöyry's assignment includes assistance in project management, design and design review, and site supervision services. As of today, Pöyry has completed the initial river diversion works within 6 months from signing the project contract in November 2017, and two weeks ahead of schedule. The site quarry and crusher system became operational at the end of May 2018 while the structural concrete works in the main dam (bottom outlet / diversion) began last June.

Pöyry has also been a partner in the technical design of many other hydro power plant projects of CSE in the region.  

"We are pleased to be chosen as a trusted partner for this and other project in Laos for CSE, which, upon completion is seen to progress the country's energy landscape and set to improve its social and economic status in the region," said Knut Sierotzki, Director, Hydropower, Asia.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be recognised within the Energy Business Group order stock in H2/2017.

Source: Pöyry

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Ground breaking Technology for top Hammer Drilling Monitoring

RockPulse™, a new technology and product introduced by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, is the first practical solution for real-time tool stress monitoring in top-hammer drilling. The add-on system integrates directly with the rock drill and its control system, and can be used for drilling process optimization in varying rock conditions. This also helps to reduce the stress fatigue of drilling tools. RockPulse offers significant potential to improve overall drilling performance, by as much as 5 %.

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