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NYSERDA awards two projects to promote research of cleaner grid technologies 

July 22, 2019
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded two grid enhancement projects to the Analysis Laboratory for Synchrophasor and Electrical Energy Technology (ALSETLab) at Rensselaer in collaboration with the Advanced Grid Innovation Lab for Energy (AGILe) at New York Power Authority (NYPA).

Hydro Quebec awards protection and control systems contract to GE 

June 5, 2019
GE's Grid Solutions business has been awarded a contract to perform key upgrades on Hydro Quebec's Montagnais substation's protection and control systems in eastern Canada.

Vineyard Wind awards submarine power cable contract to Prysmian Group 

May 16, 2019
Massachusetts-based offshore wind farm company, Vineyard Wind has awarded a submarine power cable contract to Italy-based Prysmian Group for its transmission network project associated with the former’s offshore wind power generation project at Barnstable City in the state of Massachusetts.

AEP signs five-year agreement with POWER Engineers to improve its network 

April 24, 2019
American Electric Power (AEP), one of the US’s largest investor-owned utilities, recently signed a five-year agreement with POWER Engineers Incorporated, a global engineering and environmental consulting firm, to increase grid resilience and incorporate the latest technology to better serve their customers.



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


Italian CESI bags engineering contract for CASA 1000 

August 5, 2019
Italy-based engineering, consultancy and testing services provider, CESI, has been awarded a contract for providing engineering services related to the construction of two high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan, along with the associated HVDC line, which is part of the of the Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA) 1000.

Indian L&T secures INR10-25 billion T&D contracts in global markets 

July 11, 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.

Indian Hartek Power bags 220/33 kV substation contract 

July 10, 2019
India-based Hartek Group's engineering arm Hartek Power has bagged an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for establishing a 220/33 kV substation for connecting 130 MW of solar power supply to the grid in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India.

ABB bags HVDC converter station contracts from South Korean KEPCO 

June 13, 2019
Switzerland-based ABB has bagged a contract from South Korean power utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), for the construction of two new high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations linking the mainland with Jeju island.



Europe


Bulgaria's ESO signs agreement with local company for construction of 400 kV line 

August 5, 2019
Bulgaria's electricity system operator, Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (ESO), has signed a BGN28.5 million framework agreement for the construction of 400 kV overhead line (OHL) stretching from the Maritsa East 3 substation to Pillar no. 187 (between R11 and R12) with local company, Impuls Ko.

Ukraine’s Ukrenergo signs emergency energy exchange agreement with Polish PSE 

August 5, 2019
Ukraine’s vertically-integrated power utility, Ukrenergo, has signed an agreement on Emergency Energy Exchange with the Polish transmission system operator (TSO) Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE).

Prysmian bags inter-array cables contract for Dutch HKZ Beta Project 

July 29, 2019
Swedish utility, Vattenfall AB, has awarded a contract to the Italian Prysmian Group for providing submarine inter-array cable systems for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) III and IV offshore wind farms in the North Sea, off the Dutch coast.

Seaway 7 bags contract for 1.4 GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project 

July 25, 2019
The UK-based subsea engineering, construction and services company Seaway 7 (a subsidiary of Subsea 7 S.A), has bagged a contract from Optimus Wind Limited (a subsidiary of the Ørsted Group) for the installation of the entire inner array grid cable system for the 1.4 GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project in the North Sea.



Middle East & Africa


India’s CG Power bags EUR12.5 million substation contract in Saudi Arabia 

July 22, 2019
India-based CG Power and Industrial Solutions, via its wholly-owned subsidiary CG Holdings Belgium, has bagged a contract worth EUR12.5 million for the construction of high voltage (HV) substations for connecting the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in Saudi Arabia to the country’s grid network.

Oman’s OETC awards telecommunication network contract to OTN Systems 

July 15, 2019
Belgium-based fibre optic networking product developer, OTN Systems, has bagged a contract from the Oman Electricity and Transmission Company (OETC) for the construction of XTran telecommunication backbone.

Oman’s OETC awards USD29 million, 132 kV transmission contract to ONEIC 

June 19, 2019
Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) has awarded a USD28.8 million contract to Oman National Engineering & Investment Company (ONEIC) for the construction of the 2x63 MVA, 132 kV Mirbat grid station and associated 132 kV overhead line (OHL) connecting Ashoor and Mirbat grid stations.

Egyptian EETC signs contract with Siemens for digital power transformers 

June 11, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed an agreement with the Germany-based energy-engineering firm Siemens for the supply of 14 digital power transformers, known as the Siemens’ Sensformer.