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<ul><li><p>Filtration Industry Analyst June 1999 </p><p>sold in New Englands whole- sale market. </p><p>The new Bell ingham plant is FPL Energys third major domestic project announced this year. Construction is already under way at a 1000 M W power plant in Paris, Texas, and FPL Energy is to construct and operate a 248 MW, combined cycle natural gas plant in Everett, Washing- ton by 200 1. </p><p>FPL Energy has also announced a preliminary plan to expand its international holdings with an agreement to build a 650 M W power plant in Brazil with a General Electric subsidiary and a consortium of government agencies and pri- vate companies. </p><p>FW IN CONSTRUCTION </p><p>ALLIANCE Foster Wheeler has entered into a multi-year agreement with CONDEA Vista Com- pany, a major petrochemi- cal manufacturer, to pro- vide construction services at the companys Westlake, Louisiana facility. </p><p>The Westlake complex is the largest of the companys six US manufacturing facilities and produces ethylene, vinyl chloride monomer, alcohols, ethoxylates, alumina, paraf- fins, linear alkylbenzene and solvents. </p><p>PINE NEEDLE DEDICATES LNG PLANT </p><p>One of the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) peak- demand facilities in the USA has officially opened. </p><p>Pine Needle LNG Compa- nys peaking facility, located in Stokesdale, NC, has a net liq- uefaction capacity of 20 mil- lion cubic feet per day, a </p><p>storage capacity of 4 billion cubic feet and vaporisation capacity of 400 million cubic feet per day. The new facility will provide peak demand and storage service to customers on the Transco pipeline system. Ebara in-tank pumps have been installed at the new facility. </p><p>CAPE VERDE REFORMS UTILITIES </p><p>The World Bank has approved US$22.2 million in funding for The Republic of Cape Verde to improve the supply of power, water and sanitation and to support sector restructuring and reform. </p><p>The Energy and Water Sector Reform and Develop- ment Project will increase effi- ciency by reducing barriers to the development of renewable energy sources and by promot- ing sound management of water resources. To achieve these goals a variety of meth- ods will be employed, such as the privatisation of ELEC- TRA, a power and water utility created in 1982. </p><p>The US$48 million project will be financed by a US$17.5 million equivalent credit from the International Development Association and a GEF Trust Fund Grant of US$4.7 million. The government and other co- financiers, including the Euro- pean Union, OPEC Fund, Aus- tria, ELECTRA, and private concessionaires will provide the remaining US$25.8 million. </p><p>ADB HOSTS REGIONAL WATER </p><p>SEMINAR The Asian Development Banks Regional Meeting on Water Sector Mapping and Vision held last month was designed to promote regional </p><p>cooperation and to map out strategic assistance needs in the water sector among Southeast Asian countries. </p><p>Experts from the water sector and representatives from international organisations, bilateral development agencies and the private sector attended the three-day meeting. The seminar was part of a regional technical assistance project for Water Resources Management in Southeast Asia, adminis- tered by the Asian Develop- ment Bank for the Global Water Partnership (GWP). </p><p>The meeting identified pri- ority assistance needs in the water sector in each country and assessed the availability of expertise in the region. It also formulated a regional Vision of Water, Life and the Environ- ment in 2025 and developed a regional Framework for Action. </p><p>KVAERNER W INS AUSTRALIAN </p><p>PULP M ILL ORDER </p><p>Kvaerner, the Anglo-Norwe- gian engineering and con- struction group, has signed a contract worth more than US$75 million to supply pulp mill equipment and machin- ery to Visy Industries in Australia. </p><p>Visys new pulp and board mill will be built at Tumut in New South Wales, approxi- mately 300 km south west of Sydney. Kvaemer will provide a fiberline, a recovery boiler, evaporation plant, recausticis- ing plant, a lime kiln and a bubbling fluidised bed boiler. </p><p>The new mill, which will be commissioned in 2001, will produce unbleached pulp for the production of carton liners. Visy already owns eight other paper recycling machines in Australia and in the USA, but the Tumut plant will be its first </p><p>pulp mill. In due course, the recently established joint ven- ture company between Kvaerner and Ahlstrom will assume this contract for Visy. </p><p>VALMET-RAUMA TO BE NAMED </p><p>METS0 Rauma and Valmet have cho- sen Metso as the new name for the Valmet-Rauma com- bination scheduled to start operating on 1 July 1999. </p><p>Metso comes from the Finnish for the woodland grouse, which lives in the northern forests. Metso will specialise in process engineer- ing and machinery and will supply fiber and paper technol- ogy processes and machinery. The company will also be a major force in process automa- tion and flow control technolo- gy, and in rock crushing sys- tems and processes. Product names will not be changed. </p><p>MAJOR OSB M ILL FOR CANADA </p><p>In a move that significantly increases the companys ori- ented strand board (OSB) business, MacMil lan Bloedel has assumed control of the Saskfor MacMil lan joint venture and plans to build a new C$lSO million OSB plant near its existing Hud- son Bay, Saskatchewan OSB mill site. </p><p>The new OSB mill will employ about 150 people and produce 570 million square feet of OSB annually. MB now has production capacity of 1.1 billion square feet, including production from the current Saskfor MacMil lan mill, as well as mills in Wawa, Ontario and Miramichi, New Brunswick. </p><p>The mill, which is set to be the lowest cost OSB facility in North America, is scheduled to start up in August 2000, with first commercial production by October 2000. </p></li></ul>