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North America


Hydro Quebec awards protection and control systems contract to GE 

June 5, 2019
GE's Grid Solutions business has been awarded a contract to perform key upgrades on Hydro Quebec's Montagnais substation's protection and control systems in eastern Canada.

Vineyard Wind awards submarine power cable contract to Prysmian Group 

May 16, 2019
Massachusetts-based offshore wind farm company, Vineyard Wind has awarded a submarine power cable contract to Italy-based Prysmian Group for its transmission network project associated with the former’s offshore wind power generation project at Barnstable City in the state of Massachusetts.

AEP signs five-year agreement with POWER Engineers to improve its network 

April 24, 2019
American Electric Power (AEP), one of the US’s largest investor-owned utilities, recently signed a five-year agreement with POWER Engineers Incorporated, a global engineering and environmental consulting firm, to increase grid resilience and incorporate the latest technology to better serve their customers.

CABEI approves USD50 million loan for Panama-based ETESA 

March 4, 2019
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has approved a USD50 million loan for the Panamanian electric transmission company Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A. (ETESA) to provide short-term resources to the latter to initiate the development of high voltage electrical infrastructure.



Latin America


Mainstream Renewable Power and Transelec sign Chilean transmission contract 

June 19, 2019
Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power and Chilean power transmission company Transelec SA have signed a contract to design and build a transmission line that will connect the former’s 293 MWp of solar parks to the national electric system in Chile.

Abengoa receives transmission project contract form Arauco in Chile 

May 20, 2019
Spanish multinational corporation Abengoa SA has been selected by Arauco, one of the main producers of cellulose and wood derivatives in Chile, for the development of a new transmission project.

Elecnor receives contract to expand six substations in Mexico 

May 6, 2019
Elecnor Mexico, a part of Spain's Elecnor Group, has been awarded a contract for the expansion of six substations in Mexico for a budget of USD5.7 million in the states of Guanajuato and Baja California from state power utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

Spanish and Mexican firms win contract for 115/13.8 kV substation in Sonora, Mexico 

April 8, 2019
Spanish company SDV Energía e Infraestructura along with Mexican firm Sademex Ingeniería y Construcción has won the tender for a 30 MVA substation in Sonora state in Mexico, with a bid of USD5.26 million.



Asia Pacific


ABB bags HVDC converter station contracts from South Korean KEPCO 

June 13, 2019
Switzerland-based ABB has bagged a contract from South Korean power utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), for the construction of two new high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations linking the mainland with Jeju island.

ABB bags contract for 800 kV line from China’s SGCC 

June 3, 2019
Chinese grid company State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) has awarded Switzerland-based ABB a contract for the supply of converter transformers and high voltage (HV) equipment for the 800 kV ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) Shanbei–Wuhan transmission line.

Singapore Keppel to construct two 600 MW substations in Taiwan 

May 14, 2019
Keppel FELS Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has bagged a contract worth more than SGD150 million from Denmark-based power company Ørsted for providing two offshore substations for the Greater Changhua wind sites in Taiwan.

ABB bags HVDC order to reinforce power supply in Japan [free access]

April 25, 2019
Swizz-Swedish engineering firm ABB has bagged an order from the Japan’s Chubu Electric Power Company (Chubu EPCo) for the supply of two blocks each of 300 MW frequency converter systems associated with the Higashi Shimizu project in Japan.



Europe


Prysmian Group bags EUR140 million DolWin5 contract in Germany 

June 18, 2019
German power transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has awarded a EUR140 million turnkey contract to the Italian Prysmian Group for the DolWin5 offshore grid connection project.

Estonian Elering awards EUR1.3 million substation contract to local company 

June 11, 2019
The Estonian transmission system operator (TSO) Elering has awarded a EUR1.3 million contract to AS Merko Infra, subsidiary of the local construction group AS Merko Ehitus, for the construction of the 110 kV Jäneda substation.

Sweden’s TSO awards EUR21 million contract to Croatian Dalekovod 

June 10, 2019
Sweden’s transmission system operator (TSO) Svenska Kraftnat (SvK), has awarded a contract to the Croatian power transmission equipment maker Dalekovod for construction of the 400 kV Snösätra–Ekudden line.

Bulgaria's ESO awards 400 kV contract to local company 

May 23, 2019
Bulgaria's electricity system operator, Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (ESO), has signed a BGN33 million contract with local company EMU AD for the construction of a 43.5-km-long, 400 kV overhead line (OHL).



Middle East & Africa


Oman’s OETC awards USD29 million, 132 kV transmission contract to ONEIC 

June 19, 2019
Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) has awarded a USD28.8 million contract to Oman National Engineering & Investment Company (ONEIC) for the construction of the 2x63 MVA, 132 kV Mirbat grid station and associated 132 kV overhead line (OHL) connecting Ashoor and Mirbat grid stations.

Egyptian EETC signs contract with Siemens for digital power transformers 

June 11, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed an agreement with the Germany-based energy-engineering firm Siemens for the supply of 14 digital power transformers, known as the Siemens’ Sensformer.

German Siemens bags USD784 million power contracts in Iraq [free access]

April 30, 2019
German energy-engineering firm Siemens has bagged three contracts worth USD784.2 million from Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity (MoE) under the first phase of the Roadmap Implementation Agreement.

Egyptian EETC awards EGP656 million worth transformer contracts 

April 17, 2019
Recently, various Egyptian and Chinese transformer manufacturers have won several contracts worth EGP656 million from the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), for the supply of transformers and associated equipment.