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ABB to connect Canada’s largest container port with power grid [free access]

August 22, 2017
ABB Limited has been awarded a contract by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to provide a technology solution that will enable power to be supplied from shore to the Global Container Terminal (GCT) Deltaport.

Quanta Services receives 765 kV contract from AEP 

July 31, 2017
Quanta Services, Inc. has been selected by American Electric Power (AEP) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions for the Wind Catcher Generation Tie Line Project.

RES receives power project contract from EDF Renewable Energy in New York 

July 6, 2017
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has been awarded the balance-of-plant (BoP) construction contract for the 80 MW Copenhagen Wind Project developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.

Southwestern Power selects Coreworx for information management solutions for SunZia project 

June 19, 2017
The Southwestern Power Group has selected software company Coreworx to provide information management solutions for its SunZia Southwest Transmission Project.

Latin America

Sacyr Industrial receives USD41 million contract in Chile 

July 24, 2017
Sacyr Industrial, the industrial infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects’ arm of Spanish civil engineering group Sacyr has received EPC contracts in a consortium with Spain-based ISOTRON SA, an EPC company, for the construction of 220 kV electrical substations, totaling USD41 million in Chile.

Colombia UPME awards Copey–Cuestecitas and Copey–Fundación projects to ISA 

July 17, 2017
Colombian mining and energy planning unit Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética (UPME) has awarded Copey–Cuestecitas and Copey–Fundación Transmission Lines project to Interconexión Eléctrica (ISA) through a public bidding process.

Chilean CNE awards transmission projects in Arica and Chiloé 

June 13, 2017
Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional (CNE) or National Electricity Coordinator of Chile has awarded four transmission projects located between Arica and Chiloé, worth USD288 million.

Spanish and Chinese companies win transmission project contracts in Ecuador 

June 5, 2017
Companies from China and Spain have won transmission project contracts in Ecuador's electricity grid under an Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB)-financed energy programme managed by the power and renewable energy ministry.

Asia Pacific

L&T secures substation contract from Thailand’s EGAT 

September 12, 2017
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a contract from Thailand’s Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for substation works.

Bajaj Electricals wins INR4 billion contract from Indian state transco 

August 21, 2017
Indian electrical equipment manufacturer Bajaj Electricals Limited has won a contract worth INR3.91 billion from state transmission utility Telangana Power Transmission Corporation Limited (TS TRANSCO) for the construction of a 400 kV transmission line.

Philippines’ NGCP awards GE construction contract for 500 kV transmission system 

August 2, 2017
The private concessionaire of the Philippines’ high voltage network National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP), has awarded a construction contract to GE Grid Solutions for implementing the 500 kV Hermosa–San Jose transmission line and substation in Hermosa.

Indian KEC secures INR17 billion T&D contracts 

July 12, 2017
India-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company KEC International Limited has secured new contracts aggregating INR16.84 billion in the power transmission and distribution (T&D) segment in domestic and international markets.


Siemens selects NDE Offshore to survey HVDC platforms in German North Sea 

September 7, 2017
Siemens AG has selected Swedish NDE Offshore AB to carry out structural and subsea inspections of the 800 MW BorWin 2, 576 MW HelWin 1, 690 MW HelWin 2 and 864 MW SylWin 1 high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore platforms in the German North Sea.

Dutch TenneT awards offshore platform contract to HSM Offshore 

September 5, 2017
The Netherlands’s transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT TSO BV has awarded another contract to Dutch construction yard HSM Offshore for construction of the 700 MW Borssele Beta offshore platform required to link up the wind farms to be built offshore at the Borssele wind farm zone in the south-west of the country.

ABB to supply battery storage system for UK's 90 MW Burbo Bank wind farm 

August 31, 2017
Danish power generator Dong Energy has selected Swedish-Swiss equipment major ABB to supply a 2 MW battery energy storage system for the 90 MW Burbo Bank wind farm located off the northwest coast of the UK.

JD-Contractor lands cabling deal for Danish 28 MW offshore project 

August 30, 2017
Danish subsea contractor JD-Contractor A/S has won a cabling contract from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (formerly Siemens Wind Power A/S) for the 28 MW Nissum Bredning offshore wind demonstration project in Denmark.

Middle East & Africa

Siemens to modernise converter transformers for Mozambique’s HVDC link 

September 4, 2017
Swedish-Swiss Siemens is modernising 15 converter transformers at the Songo converter station at the Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique.

Siemens to build two new 500/220 kV substations in Egypt 

August 13, 2017
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded the contract for construction of two new 500/220 kV substations in the Delta region.

LS Cable wins contract for supply of EHV cables in Qatar 

August 1, 2017
Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has awarded the contract for the supply of extra-high voltage (EHV) cables to Korean company LS Cable & System Limited.

China’s CAMCE wins USD131 million transmission project in Kenya [free access]

July 18, 2017
China CAMC Engineering Company Limited (CAMCE) has signed a USD131 million contract with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya for a power transmission and transformation project to be located in central and northern regions of Kenya.