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Transource Energy awards line contract to Harlan Electric for IEC project 

January 13, 2020
Transource Energy, owned by American Electric Power (AEP) and Evergy Inc., has selected Harlan Electric as the line contractor for the Independence Energy Connection (IEC) project, despite the fact that the project has yet to be approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).

US-based ARPA-E awards project to V&R Energy, PNNL, PacifiCorp and Google 

October 1, 2019
California-based V&R Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), PacifiCorp, and Google have been awarded a project on `High Performance Adaptive Deep-Reinforcement-Learning-Based Real-Time Emergency Control (HADREC) to Enhance Power Grid Resilience in Stochastic Environment’, from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

NYPA approve five-year contract to Kenny Construction Company for 345 kV line 

September 27, 2019
The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) trustees have approved a five-year contract of about USD11.1 million for Kenny Construction Company, Chicago, to manage the laydown areas for the Moses–Adirondack Smart Path Reliability Project.

Valard receives EPC contract for Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project in Canada 

September 10, 2019
Valard Construction (Valard), a subsidiary of Canada-based Quanta Services, has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Wataynikaneyap Power LP for the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project (Watay Project) in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

Latin America

Enel Green Power selects ABB to install 500 kV digital substation in Brazil 

February 13, 2020
Enel Green Power, a part of Italy-based Enel Group, has selected ABB to install a 500 kV digital substation to deliver clean electricity from its largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at São Gonçalo in Piauí, north-eastern Brazil.

Mexican CFE awards USD38 million cable contract to Prysmian Group [free access]

January 15, 2020
Prysmian Group, an Italian multinational dedicated to the manufacture of cables and transmission systems for the electricity and telecommunications industries, has been awarded a new contract worth about USD38 million by the Mexican state-owned power utility, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for the project “Proyecto de Conectividad Fibra Óptica Red Eléctrica Inteligente REI” in Mexico.

Paraguay-based ANDE awards contract to Consorcio Siemens-Rieder 500 kV 

July 8, 2019
Paraguay’s state-owned power company Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) has selected Consorcio Siemens–Rieder 500 kV (Siemens, a global electrical engineering and electronics company, and Rieder & Cia, a Paraguay-based integrated solutions provider for energy industry) for the design, supply and installation of a Contingency Control Scheme for the recently completed 500 kV Yacyretá–Ayolas–Villa Hayes line, and Ayolas and Villa Hayes substations.

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.

Asia Pacific

Indian L&T secures transmission orders in domestic and global markets 

February 10, 2020
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has secured orders for transmission projects in domestic and international markets.

India’s BGR Energy secures substation orders from Indian state utility 

February 10, 2020
India-based BGR Energy Systems Limited has received an order from the Indian state transmission utility, Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Limited (JUSNL), for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three 132/33 kV substations at Sundarnagar, Sarath and Chattarpur in the state of Jharkhand on a turnkey basis.

GE T&D India secures 765 kV GIS bay extension order from POWERGRID 

February 7, 2020
GE T&D India Limited has bagged a contract from the Indian grid developer, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), for the construction of 765 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) bays at the Phagi substation in the district of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Turkish firm to construct power line for TAP power transmission project 

January 27, 2020
An agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and the Turkish company, TAPP-500 Power Transmission Line FZE, a subsidiary of Çalik Holding A.Ş. (Turkmenistan), on cooperation for the construction of a power line as part of the 500 kV Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan (TAP) power interconnection project.


Macedonian TSO awards contracts for link with Albania 

February 10, 2020
The Macedonian Transmission System Operator (AD MEPSO) has signed two contracts for a total of EUR35 million worth of projects with Bosnia's engineering company Energoinvest and Croatia's Koncar Elektroindustrija, respectively.

Hellenic Cables bags contract for Skiathos–Mantoudi interconnection in Greece 

January 23, 2020
The Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO), Anexartitos Diacheiristis MetaforasIlektrikis Energeias (ADMIE), has awarded Greek Hellenic Cables and its subsidiary Fulgor, the contract for interconnecting the island of Skiathos with mainland Greece (Mantoudi).

NKT bags service contract for Ireland–UK link 

January 16, 2020
The Irish state-owned electricity grid operator, EirGrid, has awarded Denmark's NKT Cables a five-year service contract for cable related services (including repair works) associated with the East West Interconnector.

Petrofac bags substations supply contract from SSE Renewables in Scotland 

January 16, 2020
SSE Renewables, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), has selected the UK-based oil and gas industry services provider, Petrofac Limited, as the preferred supplier of onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project in the North Sea.

Middle East & Africa

Saudi Arabia’s MOH awards SAR52.47 million substation contract to Delta 

February 12, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Housing (MOH) has awarded a SAR52.47 million contract to the Saudi-based Delta Company Limited for the construction of the 132/13.8 kV Al Qiran Housing Project substation.

Saudi Arabia SEC awards SAR542 million worth line and substation contracts 

February 11, 2020
Recently, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded one transmission line and four substation contracts to various local and global construction companies, worth SAR541.75 million in total.

Saudi’s SANG awards SAR62 million substation contract to AlSharif–KEC consortium 

February 6, 2020
Recently, the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) has awarded a SAR62.78 million contract to a consortium comprising of Saudi-based AlSharif Group and Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, KEC International, for the construction of the 132/13.8 kV National Guard Housing Project substation.

Saudi Arabia SEC awards SAR100 million transmission contracts to local companies 

February 5, 2020
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded one substation and two transmission line contracts worth SAR100.26 million to Saudi-based construction companies.