RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) announced Bjorn Hedges as the recipient of the 2014 Ross Newlin Annual Achievement Award for Variable-Generation Plant Operations and Maintenance.
“We congratulate Bjorn on being selected to receive this award. Ross Newlin was a pioneer in the wind industry and in the O&M Users Group. Bjorn has displayed a high level of commitment and leadership and is making a significant difference in our group and the industry.”
NAES is a multi-national services company providing independent, third-party operations and maintenance (O&M), engineering and technical, maintenance and construction, and business advisory services for a broad range of customers in the power, refining, process, and renewable energy markets (including fuels and chemicals). Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, NAES was founded in 1980 and today exceeds 2,700 employees in more than a dozen U.S. and international offices. NAES is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company.
Sugar Land—November 12, 2013—Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)— Over the next five years new build power plant construction in the U.S. will be focused on renewables and natural gas. These two fuel classifications will account for 97% of the new build construction in the U.S. during 2014 -2018, according to a recent analysis of Industrial Info’s North America Industrial Project Database.
Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a 100 MW biomass plant operated by NAES Corporation, has been nominated for the Power Engineering magazine Bioenergy Project of the Year. The Project of the Year Awards recognize the world's best power projects, honoring excellence in design, construction and operation of power generation facilities. The award winners - nominated by the industry and selected by a panel of Power Engineering judges - are announced and presented with awards recognizing their exceptional contributions to the power generation industry.
Written by Mike Rhodes, Editor of Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide and published in the July-August 2013 issue.
Owners and operators of power plants face constant pressure to produce power at higher levels of efficiencies, while meeting increasingly stringent emissions compliance requirements and weathering constantly fluctuating market demands.
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--NAES Corporation (Issaquah, Washington) is chasing business opportunities in hydroelectric generation from one end of the U.S. to the other. NAES was one of more than 300 exhibitors at the HydroVison International 2013 this week in Denver. John Sender, NAES' director of hydropower construction and maintenance, discussed hydro business opportunities in an interview on the HydroVision exhibit floor.
Conducted by Brock Ramey, North American Power Manager for Industrial Info.
Brock Ramey (BR):
NAES is an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) provider for both older and newer assets. The profile of the generation fleet has changed over the last couple of years. We've seen more renewables, specifically wind, and more natural gas plants and projects. Where has NAES seen their business grow and what are some of the challenges associated with that growth?
Tony Downey has joined NAES as Director of Safety for Maintenance and Construction. Tony will be based out of the Pittsburgh office and will be responsible for safety process and technical support for NAES Power Contractors, and the Turbine Services and Industrial Services Divisions of NAES.
George Wackerhagen, NAES Vice President of Power Plant Operations and Technical Services, is featured in a Q&A in the January issue of Biomass Magazine. The article, entitled "Minding the Fleet", is an insight into how NAES operates and manages over 100 power plants around the world, 10 of which are biomass facilities.
NAES will showcase its broad range of services at the 2013 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) annual meeting and the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) 115th National Western Mining Conference in Denver, CO February 24-27, 2013.