According to UN officials, Mr. Brahimi was on hand as the former monarch disembarked from a C-130 aircraft assisted by aides. As Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Mr. Brahimi heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). A small group of girls and young women wearing traditional costumes were present to greet the King and presented him with flowers. No speeches were made during the brief ceremony.
Bechtel has turned over the Oak Creek power plant expansion project in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA to the plant operator, Wisconsin Electric Power Co. The move signals the completion of the plant, which is now one of the most efficient coal-fired power plants in the United States. The expansion, which broke ground in 2005, involved the construction of two 615-MW coal-fired generating units. “This is a tremendous achievement that was the result of a collaborative effort,” said Alasdair Cathcart, President of Bechtel’s Power business unit. “The successful completion of this megaproject is a testimony to the dedication and commitment of everyone, including the engineering, procurement, construction, and startup team members, who worked tirelessly on it.”Unit 1 was turned over on February 2, 2010; Unit 2 was turned over January 12, 2011.