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MasTec signs contract agreement to restore electricity grid in Puerto Rico 

June 5, 2018
MasTec Incorporated, a Florida-based infrastructure engineering and construction company, has signed a USD500 million worth master services agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to complete the restoration of damaged critical electricity components and support the initial phase of reconstruction and modernisation of the electricity grid in Puerto Rico, which suffered severe damages after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017.

UK’s SHE Transmission selects Balfour Beatty for upgradation of 132 kV network 

May 31, 2018
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) Plc, part of British utility Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), has awarded two contracts worth GBP43.5 million to the UK’s construction company Balfour Beatty for a major upgrade of the north electricity network.

Cobra wins contract to restore transmission grid of Puerto Rico 

May 29, 2018
Cobra Acquisitions LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Mammoth Energy Services Incorporated, has signed a USD900 million worth one-year contract with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to complete restoration works on Puerto Rico’s grid, which suffered severe damages after the Hurricane Maria hit the island in September 2017.

Transmission companies subscribe to Grid Assurance’s grid resilience solution 

May 16, 2018
Grid Assurance has announced that six major utilities with 31 transmission-owning affiliates, pending any required regulatory approvals, are in the initial group of subscribers of its transmission grid resilience solution.



Latin America


MEM Argentina hires PwC for ENARSA–Citelec deal [free access]

May 2, 2018
The Ministerio de Energía y Minería (MEM) or Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina has selected Price Waterhouse & Company Asesores de Empresas SRL [a part of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)] as a consultant to provide valuation and financial advisory services for the sale of state energy company Energía Argentina SA’s (ENARSA) shares (50% stake) in Compañía Inversora en Transmisión Eléctrica (Citelec).

CTM receives transmission project contract from PETROPERÚ in Peru 

March 26, 2018
Petróleos del Perú S.A. (PETROPERÚ)—a Peruvian state-owned petroleum company, and Peruvian transmission concessionaire Consorcio Transmantaro (CTM)—a consortium comprising Colombian power utilities Interconexión Eléctrica (ISA) and Empresa de Energía de Bogotá (EEB), have signed a contract to provide electric transmission service for the Talara Refinery Modernization project, for an annual payment of US3.5 million.

Puerto Rico expands Mammoth Energy’s grid repair contract 

February 5, 2018
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has expanded the grid repair contract of Cobra Acquisitions LLC, a subsidiary of US-based Mammoth Energy Services Incorporated, to more than double – to USD445 million.

Mexican CFE awards USD24.5 million contract to ACCIONA 

October 23, 2017
Spanish power company ACCIONA has been selected by Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, two transmission lines and two substations in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora.



Asia Pacific


POWERGRID awards INR1.67 billion transmission supply contracts 

June 14, 2018
India's centrally-owned transmission utility Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has awarded two equipment contracts worth INR1.67 billion.

ABB to supply microgrid solution in South Australia 

June 11, 2018
Swedish-Swiss technology and equipment supplier ABB will supply its ABB Ability PowerStore™ 30 megawatt (MW) battery energy storage solution for the Dalrymple substation located on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.

Uzbekenergo awards supply contract to Chinese SPECO for substation upgrade 

May 29, 2018
Uzbekistan's vertically-integrated power utility Uzbekenergo has awarded a contract worth USD17.6 million to China-based Shandong Power Equipment Works (SPECO) for the supply of autotransformers and transformers associated with the Modernisation and Upgrade of Transmission Substations project.

L&T secures contract for 400 kV transmission lines in India 

May 17, 2018
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a contract involving the supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 400 kV double-circuit transmission lines on a turnkey basis in the Southern region of India.



Europe


ABB to support Finland’s TSO in 400 kV substation digitalisation 

June 7, 2018
Finland’s transmission system operator (TSO) Fingrid has appointed ABB to upgrade the 400 kV Länsisalmi substation in Helsinki, which, reportedly, plays a key role in Finland’s transmission grid.

Norway’s TSO selects US-based FICO analytics to optimise operations 

May 28, 2018
The Norwegian transmission systems operator (TSO) Statnett has selected FICO Xpress Optimization, a business optimisation solution of US-based data analytics company FICO (originally Fair, Isaac and Company), to power their models of the future of electricity needs and optimise the current infrastructure in Norway.

Russian Rosseti and ABB to develop concept of digital substation 

May 25, 2018
Russia's power grid operator JSC Rosseti (also known as Russian Grids) and Swedish-Swiss Company ABB have signed a cooperation agreement to create digital networks of a new generation, taking into account advanced digital technologies for automating the power grid management processes.

Lithuanian Conresta to build Litgrid's system control centre 

May 24, 2018
Lithuania’s local construction company Conresta has been awarded a EUR12.3 million contract to build a system control and data protection centre for the country’s transmission system operator (TSO) Litgrid.



Middle East & Africa


KETRACO awards KES9.4 million cadastral survey contract to local contractor 

June 5, 2018
State-owned Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) has awarded a contract worth KES9.4 million to Kolmans Geomatic Consultants Kenya Limited for providing non-consultancy services for cadastral survey works for the 132 kV Rumuruti–Maralal transmission line (Lot III).

ABB secures substations contract in Iraq 

June 4, 2018
Swedish-Swiss technology and equipment supplier ABB has secured contracts from Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity (MoE) to supply five fixed and 15 mobile 132 kV substations. The latter will help strengthen Iraq’s transmission grid and supply reliable power to key development projects.

India’s Jyoti Structures wins ZAR202 million contract from South Africa Eskom 

June 1, 2018
Jyoti Structures Limited, an Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, has won a contract worth ZAR202 million from South Africa’s vertically-integrated power company Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom).

KETRACO awards KES46 million cadastral survey contracts to local contractors 

May 25, 2018
State-owned Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) has awarded five contracts worth KES46 million to various local contractors for providing non-consultancy services for cadastral survey works for 132 kV and 220 kV transmission lines.