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Prysmian Group to supply 69 kV XLPE cables for Fundy Isles project in Canada 

February 12, 2019
The Italian Prysmian Group has secured a new contract worth EUR17 million from Canada’s New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) to supply a submarine cable system for its Fundy Isles Transmission Line Project.

Italian Prysmian Group to undertake upgradation of Washington DC’s power grid 

February 6, 2019
Italian cable maker Prysmian Group will undertake a USD190 million multi-phased project to upgrade the power transmission system of Washington DC, which will help improve the system reliability, reduce the risk of storm-related outages, expand the network capacity to support the use of solar energy and other customer-generated solutions, as well as support the rapid residential and commercial growth in the region.

Siemens partners with NB Power and NSPI for Smart Grid Atlantic project in Canada 

January 24, 2019
German Siemens has partnered with Canadian utilities—New Brunswick Power (NB Power) and Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI), to undertake the Smart Grid Atlantic project, which involves developing and demonstrating smart grid technology to better manage Altantic Canada’s electricity grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Avista and Duke Energy announce joint investment in open source software 

January 21, 2019
Avista Development (owned by Avista Corporation) and Duke Energy have announced a joint investment in Open Energy Solutions Inc. (OES) to develop open source software for advanced grid technology solutions.



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


World Bank awards two contracts for CASA 1000 project 

February 4, 2019
The World Bank has awarded two contracts for the CASA 1000 project. The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan, involving surplus energy from hydroelectric power projects in the former two countries to the power-deficit Pakistan (1,000 MW) and Afghanistan (300 MW).

Indian KEC receives 220 kV line contract in Nepal 

December 31, 2018
Indian engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) major KEC International Limited has secured a USD6.78 million and NPR218.4 million contract from Tanahu Hydropower Limited (THL), the wholly-owned subsidiary of state-owned power utility Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), to construct a 220 kV line to evacuate electricity generated from the 140 MW Tanahu Hydropower Project.

India-based KEC International bags INR12.57 billion T&D orders 

December 19, 2018
Indian engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) major KEC International Limited has secured new orders of INR12.57 billion in the transmission and distribution (T&D) segment across India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Dubai, Thailand, Brazil, and the Americas.

Indian L&T secures INR25 billion T&D contracts in global market 

December 11, 2018
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won orders for more than INR25 billion in the domestic and international markets.



Europe


Norway’s Statnett awards EUR44 million contract to Croatian Dalekovod 

February 11, 2019
Norwegian transmission system operator (TSO) Statnett has awarded a contract worth EUR44 million to the Croatian power transmission equipment maker Dalekovod for the construction of a 67-km-long, 420 kV line stretching from Lyse in Forsand, via Seldalsheia in Sandnes, to Fagrafjell on the border between Sandnes and Time in Norway.

Bulgaria's ESO awards high voltage contracts to locals 

February 8, 2019
Bulgarian Electricity System Operator (ESO) has awarded two high voltage (HV) contracts to local companies.

UK’s National Grid awards contracts worth GBP300 million on Hinkley project 

January 29, 2019
The UK’s transmission system operator (TSO) National Grid has recently awarded three construction contracts worth GBP300 million associated with the Hinkley Connection Project.

GE’s Grid Solutions to construct 380 kV Eichstetten substation in Germany 

December 19, 2018
Germany’s transmission system operator (TSO) Transnet BW and US’ General Electric’s (GE) Grid Solutions business have signed a contract for a turnkey solution to build the 380 kV Eichstetten substation.



Middle East & Africa


Senegal’s Senelec awards USD6.25 million provisional contract to French Cegelec 

February 15, 2019
Senegal’s electricity utility La Société Nationale d'Electricité du Sénégal (Senelec) has awarded a USD6.25 million provisional contract to the French engineering company Cegelec for the construction of the 225 kV Mbour–Fatick line and extension of the 225/30 kV Fatick substation.

Egyptian EETC awards EGP544 million contract for transformer plant 

January 30, 2019
Recently, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) awarded an EGP544 million contract to a consortium that includes South Korean Hyosung and China’s Zhejiang Thermal Power Construction Company (ZTPC) for establishing a plant to manufacture transformers in Kafr El Sheikh.

Egypt’s EETC awards EGP295 million contract to Egytech Cables 

January 21, 2019
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded an EGP295 million contract to Egytech Cables, a subsidiary of Egyptian Elsewedy Electric, for the supply and installation of power cables for connecting two substations in East Cairo.

Egyptian EETC awards CEEC USD206 million transmission project [free access]

January 9, 2019
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded China Energy Engineering Group Corporation (CEEC) subsidiary Zhejiang Thermal Power Construction Company Limited, an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a USD206 million transmission project.