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Canadian BC Hydro awards Site C line contract to Allteck Line Contractors 

June 20, 2018
Canadian BC Hydro has awarded a CAD113 million worth contract for the construction of the transmission lines associated with BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project, to Allteck Line Contractors Inc. — a subsidiary of Quanta Services of Houston, Texas. The request for proposals (RfPs) for the same was issued in September 2017.

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.

Latin America

Brazilian Energisa SA signs EPC pre-contract with French Omexom for 500/230 kV projects 

July 2, 2018
France-based Omexom—a subsidiary of Vinci Energies, which is in turn a subsidiary of French concessions and construction company Vinci SA, has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) pre-contract with Energisa SA for the Lot 19 the latter recently won during an auction held by Brazil’s energy regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL).

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.

Asia Pacific

Nepal’s MCA selects Stantec as consultants for US-funded transmission project 

August 9, 2018
The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) established by the Nepal government has selected Washington DC-based Stantec to provide project preparation and technical supervision services for the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) electricity transmission project (ETP).

India’s EPC major L&T bags INR17 billion T&D orders 

August 7, 2018
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured transmission and distribution (T&D) orders worth INR17.23 billion in the domestic and international market.

NGCP awards USD20 million transformer contract to Dutch Royal SMIT 

July 31, 2018
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)—the private concessionaire of the country's transmission network, has awarded a transformer supply contract worth USD20 million to Dutch Royal SMIT Transformers BV.

Zinfra bags transmission line contract for wind farm project in Australia 

July 17, 2018
Australia-based engineering and construction firm Zinfra Pty Limited has been awarded a contract by Australian energy company AusNet Services for the construction of connection assets associated with the 530 MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm (SHWF) in Western Victoria.


Italian Prysmian awarded cable contract for UK’s Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm 

August 7, 2018
Italian electricity transmission cables manufacturer Prysmian Group has won a contract from Ørsted Wind Power for the supply of submarine inter-array cables for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK.

Estonia’s Elering awards two 110 kV substation projects to local Merko Infra 

July 16, 2018
Estonia’s transmission system operator (TSO) Elering AS and electric power distribution company Elekrilevi OU have jointed awarded a 110 kV contract to AS Merko Infra, subsidiary of the local construction group AS Merko Ehitus.

Switzerland’s ABB awarded contract for UK’s Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm 

July 16, 2018
Switzerland-based ABB has won orders worth over USD150 million from Danish energy company, Ørsted (previously Dong Energy), to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit renewable wind energy from the UK’s Hornsea Project 2, slated to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Dutch TenneT selects UK’s Petrofac for two 700 MW offshore substation contracts 

July 10, 2018
Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT Holding BV has awarded a contract for the construction of two 700-MW offshore wind substations in the North Sea, to the UK-based oil and gas industry services provider Petrofac Limited.

Middle East & Africa

South Korean Taihan bags USD25.5 million contracts in Middle East 

August 9, 2018
South Korean electric wire company Taihan has bagged three contracts worth USD25.5 million in the Middle East—two in Dubai, UAE and one in Qatar.

EGEMAC bags EGP1.1 billion substation contract in Egypt 

July 30, 2018
Egyptian Germany Electric Manufacturing Company (EGEMAC) has won a contract worth EGP1.1 billion for construction of five transformer substations for the Egyptian New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA).

Egypt’s EETC awards EGP446 million grid contracts 

July 17, 2018
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded contracts worth EGP446 million for the expansion of its transmission network.

Egyptian EETC awards EGP430 million cable contract to Elsewedy [free access]

July 11, 2018
Egytech Cables, a subsidiary of Egyptian Elsewedy Electric, has signed an EGP430 million contract with state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the supply and installation of 220 kV ground cables and fibre optic cables for connecting the Zahraa El Maadi transformers to the national grid on a turnkey basis.