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ABB to provide APM solution to ATXI for grid modernisation 

November 20, 2018
Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) has contracted ABB to supply its ABB Ability Ellipse Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to support the former’s efforts for the modernisation of transmission infrastructure across their service territory in Illinois.

Siemens to supply SF6-free circuit breakers to PG&E 

November 15, 2018
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has contracted Siemens AG for the supply of 72.5 kV and 115 kV, SF6-free dead-tank circuit breakers and 115 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for the 115 kV grid in California.

PacifiCorp selects Burns & McDonnell-Hitachi JV for substation projects 

November 12, 2018
PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has selected the joint-venture (JV) of the US-based Burns & McDonnell and Japan-based Hitachi T&D Solutions (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Limited) for the design and construction of two new high voltage (HV) greenfield substations.

Quanta Services to provide EPC services for Aeolus–Bridger/Anticline line 

November 1, 2018
PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has selected Texas-based Quanta Services, Inc. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Aeolus–Bridger/Anticline transmission line.

Latin America

Abengoa receives USD54 million transmission contract from Chilean Quebrada Blanca 

November 19, 2018
Spanish multilateral corporation Abengoa SA has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Chile-based Compañia Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca S.A., part of the Grupo Teck Mining Inc., for seven 220 kV electrical substations of 220/23 kV and 220/6.9 kV for the second phase of the Quebrada Blanca mine in Chile.

ABB to supply FACTS to Brazilian Furnas 

November 8, 2018
witzerland-based ABB has signed a contract worth around USD20 million with Brazilian power company Centrais Elétricas S.A. (Furnas) to supply electrical systems that will enable existing alternating current (AC) lines to transmit higher levels of power to the densely populated southeastern region of Brazil.

Sterlite Power Grid awards turnkey contract to GE for transmission projects in Brazil 

October 25, 2018
Reportedly, General Electric (GE), via its Grid Solutions arm, won a turnkey contract from the Indian utility Sterlite Power Transmission Limited to supply equipment for a power transmission project in the Brazilian states of Ceara and Rio Grande do Norte.

EPEN signs contract with Lomas de los Vientos to develop 132 kV network in Argentina 

October 25, 2018
In Neuquén province, Argentina, the district's energy company Ente Provincial de Energia del Neuquén (EPEN) signed a contract with Brazilian Lomas de los Vientos SA for the execution of electrical connection works of the Los Meandros wind farm with the development of an interconnection system.

Asia Pacific

Nexans secures EUR100 million turnkey contract from Philippian NGCP 

December 5, 2018
French cabling solution provider Nexans has secured a EUR100 million turnkey contract from the private grid concessionaire National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to manufacture, deliver, and install 350 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) submarine cable for the Visayas–Mindanao Grid Connection Project (VMIP) in the South Asian country.

GE Grid supplies turnkey solutions for cement plant in Pakistan 

November 29, 2018
General Electric (GE) Power’s Grid Solutions business has successfully delivered a turnkey solution to Pakistan-based DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCCL), for its new cement plant.

India-based Hartek Power bags contract from POWERGRID 

November 28, 2018
India-based Hartek Group's engineering arm Hartek Power has bagged an order from interstate network developer Power Grid Corporation India Limited (POWERGRID) for augmenting 400 kV substations in the Indian three states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Italian Prysmian receives EUR33 million EPCI contract from Singapore’s SP Power 

November 19, 2018
Italian cable maker Prysmian Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract worth a total of EUR33 million by the Singapore-based utility SP Power Assets Limited, for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of two high voltage (HV) power cable systems to connect the Rangoon and Paya Lebar substations in Singapore.


Germany’s Siemens wins order for Moray East offshore grid connection in UK 

December 6, 2018
Germany’s equipment manufacturer Siemens has been awarded an order to connect the Moray East offshore wind farm to the grid. Moray East is the largest offshore grid connection in terms of transmission capacity.

German 50Hertz awards contract for offshore wind export cable to Boskalis-NKT JV 

November 30, 2018
Germany’s transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz has awarded a contract to design and install 270 km of export cable to connect the Arcadis Ost 1 and Baltic Eagle offshore wind farms to an onshore substation in Lubmin.

French Nexans secures EUR111 million contract for Greece's Cyclades interconnection 

November 28, 2018
The Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) Anexartitos Diacheiristis MetaforasIlektrikis Energeias (ADMIE) has awarded French cable manufacturer Nexans a contract worth EUR111 million to connect the islands of Lavrion and Syros.

Spanish TSO selects Nexans for 132 kV Majorca–Menorca link 

November 21, 2018
Spanish transmission system operator (TSO) Red Eléctrica de España (REE) has awarded French copper and optical fibre cable manufacturer Nexans a turnkey contract worth EUR50 million to manufacture and install an interconnection cable between the islands of Majorca and Menorca in Spain.

Middle East & Africa

Italian Prysmian signs technical cooperation agreement with GCC Lab 

November 28, 2018
Italian cable maker Prysmian Group has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Electrical Equipment Testing Laboratory, for providing monitoring services at power grids located in the GCC region.

EGEMAC bags USD88 million contract for three Egyptian transformer stations 

November 21, 2018
Egyptian Germany Electric Manufacturing Company (EGEMAC) has won a contract worth USD88 million for the implementation of three transformer stations in Egypt.

India’s KEC secures USD8 million contract in Ivory Coast 

October 26, 2018
Indian engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) major KEC International Limited has secured a USD7.93 million contract from Ivory Coast’s state-owned Societe Des Energies De Cote D'Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES) for the construction of the second 128-km long, 225 kV Soubré–San Pedro line, and extension of the Soubré and San Pedro substations.

Egyptian EETC awards EGP362 million substation contract to Elsewedy 

October 22, 2018
Elsewedy Electric has bagged an EGP362.4 million contract from the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the supply, installation and testing of 52 substations.