CONSULTANT MOTT MacDonald has been named as engineer on a £180M project to build Norway's first two combined gas turbine power stations.
Mott MacDonald's experience with combined cycle gas turbine plants, most recently with a new power station in Shoreham, impressed developer Naturkraft and was pivotal in winning the contract.
Mott will be responsible for developing the turnkey contract documents and will manage the tender process.
Its contract ends with the award of the turnkey contract, expected to be in April 2002.
Completion of both plants is expected in 2004.
Both sites are adjacent to existing gas processing plants on Norway's west coast.
The two 400MW facilities will be designed to ensure minimal environmental impact. They are expected to achieve a fuel to energy conversion efficiency of 57% compared to 40% for coal fired power stations. Site preparation is under way at the site in KÕrsto near Stavanger.
The second plant will be built at Kollsnes near Bergen.