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Trans Mountain and Valard Construction to construct 138 kV line in Canada with LNIBDC 

March 10, 2020
British Columbia-based Trans Mountain Corporation and Valard Construction LP (Valard) have entered into a partnership with Lower Nicola Indian Band Development Corporation (LNIBDC) to build, own, operate and maintain the new 138 kV Kingsvale electricity transmission line that will run through the LNIBDC’s traditional territory.

Transource Energy awards line contract to Harlan Electric for IEC project 

January 13, 2020
Transource Energy, owned by American Electric Power (AEP) and Evergy Inc., has selected Harlan Electric as the line contractor for the Independence Energy Connection (IEC) project, despite the fact that the project has yet to be approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).

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.



Latin America


Mainstream Renewable Power awards 220 kV project to Transelec SA in Chile 

February 28, 2020
Mainstream Renewable Power, a global wind and solar development company, has awarded a contract to Chilean power transmission company Transelec SA to build and operate a transmission line for a 156 MW wind project in the Los Lagos Region in Chile.

Enel Green Power selects ABB to install 500 kV digital substation in Brazil 

February 13, 2020
Enel Green Power, a part of Italy-based Enel Group, has selected ABB to install a 500 kV digital substation to deliver clean electricity from its largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at São Gonçalo in Piauí, north-eastern Brazil.

Mexican CFE awards USD38 million cable contract to Prysmian Group [free access]

January 15, 2020
Prysmian Group, an Italian multinational dedicated to the manufacture of cables and transmission systems for the electricity and telecommunications industries, has been awarded a new contract worth about USD38 million by the Mexican state-owned power utility, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for the project “Proyecto de Conectividad Fibra Óptica Red Eléctrica Inteligente REI” in Mexico.

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.



Asia Pacific


Afghanistan’s DABS awards transmission contracts for ADB-funded project 

March 5, 2020
Recently, state-owned power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) of Afghanistan, has awarded transmission contracts associated with the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded ‘Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (Tranche 5)’.

Indian L&T secures transmission orders in domestic and international markets 

March 3, 2020
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has secured orders for transmission projects in domestic and international markets.

Salasar Techno Engineering bags contract from AEGCL, India 

February 26, 2020
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, Salasar Techno Engineering Limited has bagged a contract worth INR0.45 billion from the Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL) for the construction of a 132/33 kV, 2x50 MVA substation at Nathkuchi in Assam, along with the associated transmission lines.

Malaysian RTB bags MYR192 million worth contracts in Bangladesh [free access]

February 20, 2020
Malaysian Rohas Tecnic Bhd’s (RTB) subsidiary, HG Power Transmission Sdn Bhd (HGPT), has secured two contracts from the state-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB), with a combined worth of MYR192 million for the installation of power lines in Bangladesh.



Europe


Serbian EMS signs EUR14 million construction contract for 400 kV line 

March 24, 2020
Serbia’s state-owned transmission system operator (TSO), Elektromreza Srbije (EMS), has signed a EUR13.5 million contract with the consortium of local Koda Elektromontaža doo, Elektromontaža doo, and Elnos BL for the construction of 400 kV line linking the Kragujevac 2 and Kraljevo 3 substations.

Greek ADMIE awards contract to Siemens–Terna consortium for Crete–Attica link 

March 16, 2020
The Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) Anexartitos Diacheiristis MetaforasIlektrikis Energeias’ (ADMIE) subsidiary—Ariadne Interconnection—has awarded the Siemens–Terna consortium a contract for the installation of converter stations associated with the Crete–Attica interconnector project.

Prysmian secures EUR90 million cable system contract from Italian Terna 

March 12, 2020
The Italian Prysmian Group has bagged two power cable supply contracts from the Italian transmission system operator (TSO)—Terna, through its subsidiary Terna Rete Italia S.p.A.

ABB bags digital service contract for offshore project in Germany 

March 5, 2020
The Swedish-Swiss power and automation technology company, ABB, has bagged a EUR10.6 million contract for digital products and services to support the German power transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT’s DolWin (Epsilon) offshore grid platform in the North Sea.



Middle East & Africa


Al Sharif Group bags SAR81 million OHTL and substation contracts from Saudi’s SEC 

March 24, 2020
The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded SAR81.2 million worth of 132 kV transmission line and substation contracts to the Saudi-based Al Sharif Group.

ABB to expand Toshka 2 substation under second phase of 500 kV Egypt–Sudan link 

March 23, 2020
The Swedish-Swiss power and automation technology company, ABB, was recently awarded a contract by the Egyptian El Sewedy Electric T&D for the expansion of the Toshka 2 substation under the second phase of the 500 kV Egypt–Sudan Interconnection Project. Elsewedy bagged the contract for the expansion of the Toshka 2 substation in November 2019.

Indian L&T bags SAR138 million OHTL contract from Saudi’s SEC 

March 18, 2020
The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded a SAR138 million contract to Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), for the construction of 380 kV and 230 kV overhead transmission lines (OHTLs).

ABB to deliver substation-to-substation digital solution to UAE’s TRANSCO 

March 9, 2020
The Swedish-Swiss power and automation technology company, ABB, will deliver the Middle East’s first ever substation-to-substation digital solution for the 400 kV Al Dhafra switching station project to the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).