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Nexans bags cable supply contract from SSE Renewables in Scotland 

November 7, 2019
French copper and optical fibre cable manufacturer, Nexans, has secured a power export cable supply contract from SSE Renewables, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project in the North Sea.

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

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.

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).

Asia Pacific

India’s Sterlite Power completes 400 kV line despite RoW issues 

November 2, 2019
India-based power transmission asset developer, Sterlite Power Transmission Limited (SPTL), has completed works on the 400 kV Aligarh–Prithala transmission line, despite facing severe right-of-way (RoW) issues.

Indian Transformers and Rectifiers secures INR1.26 billion POWERGRID contract 

October 10, 2019
Indian transformer manufacturer, Transformers and Rectifiers (India) Limited (TRIL), has received an INR1.26 billion transformer package contract from the Indian grid developer, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).

Indian L&T secures upto INR25 billion T&D contracts in global markets 

October 10, 2019
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has bagged transmission and distribution (T&D) contracts across the domestic and international market.

Skipper secures INR5 billion contract from POWERGRID in India 

September 9, 2019
India-based power transmission and distribution (T&D) structure manufacturer, Skipper Limited, has secured an INR5.24 billion contract from Indian grid developer, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).


ABB selected for cable supply to Dogger Bank offshore project in UK 

October 30, 2019
The developers of Dogger Bank Creyke Beck project — Norwegian Energy Company, Equinor, and SSE Renewables [a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)] — have selected Switzerland-based ABB to connect the two Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A/B offshore wind farm projects in the North Sea to the UK’s grid network.

Dutch-German TenneT selects Accenture to integrate business processes on SAP S/4HANA platform 

October 8, 2019
The Dutch-German power transmission system operator (TSO), TenneT, has picked US-based Accenture to integrate numerous business processes on Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) S/4 high performance analytic appliance (HANA).

German TSOs appoint Jacobs as central service provider for SuedLink project 

October 7, 2019
The German transmission system operators (TSOs), Transnet BW and TenneT, have appointed the US-based Jacobs Engineering Group to provide wide-ranging support, so as to expedite the further approval procedure and subsequent construction work on the 4 GW SuedLink project.

Swedish TSO awards USD65 million contract to Linxon [free access]

October 7, 2019
Linxon, a joint venture (JV) between Swedish-Swiss Company ABB and Canadian engineering services company SNC-Lavalin, has bagged a USD65 million contract from the Swedish transmission system operator (TSO), Svenska Kraftnät (SvK), for upgradation of the 400 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation in Stockholm.

Middle East & Africa

Saudi Arabia’s SEC awards Alfanar SAR136 million 380 kV substation project 

November 4, 2019
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded Saudi Arabia-based Alfanar Construction an SAR135.8 million contract for the expansion of the 380 kV Fadhili Gas Plant and Qaisumah substations.

Egyptian EETC awards EGP331 million cable contract to Energya consortium 

October 31, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded an EGP331 million cable contract to a consortium comprising of Egypt-based Energya Power & Telecom Solution (Energya PTS) and Energya Power Cables.

Egyptian EETC awards transformer contracts worth EGP676 million 

October 24, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded transformer contracts worth EGP676 million, to Elmako Pty Ltd (ECD) and El Sewedy Electric.

Mozambique’s EDM awards contracts for first phase of Caia–Nacala Project 

October 9, 2019
Mozambique’s Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) has awarded contracts for the first phase of the Caia–Nacala Transmission Project, also known as the Second Chimuara–Nacala Power Transmission Project.