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MYR Group awarded construction contract for Marcy to New Scotland project 

September 16, 2020
MYR Group Inc. (MYR)—an electrical construction service company operating in the US and Western Canada—has announced the upcoming execution of a contract with LS Power Grid New York Corporation, an affiliate of LS Power, to provide procurement and construction services for the Marcy to New Scotland Upgrade Project, New York.

NPPD awards contract for 115 kV line refurbishment 

September 15, 2020
The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has contracted the South Dakota-based Forbes Brothers Timberline Construction Inc., for the refurbishment of a 115 kV transmission line in southwest Nebraska, due to its aging infrastructure.

EoS announces agreement with International Electric Power for 1 GWh project 

September 10, 2020
New Jersey-based EoS Energy Storage—an energy equipment and solution provider—announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to supply 1 GWh of standalone battery energy storage systems (BESS) to International Electric Power, LLC (IEP),an independent power producer in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, for grid-connected projects with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Mitsubishi, Powin secure 200 MW BESS projects in Texas [free access]

August 21, 2020
Key Capture Energy (KCE)—a large-scale energy storage independent power producer (IPP)—has selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPS) and Powin Energy Corporation (Powin) to build three utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totalling 200 MW in Texas.



Latin America


Panama ETESA awards 230 kV Sabanitas–Panamá III line to Agrupacion Sabanitas Panama consortium 

October 21, 2020
Panamanian state-owned electricity transmission company, Empresa de Transmision Electrica (ETESA), has awarded the contract for the 230 kV Sabanitas–Panamá III Transmission Line and Associated Network Expansion Project to the Agrupacion Sabanitas Panama consortium, led by Spanish Elecnor.

Spanish Abengoa bags 220 kV substation contract from Chilean Transelec 

October 6, 2020
Spanish multinational corporation, Abengoa, has bagged a contract from the Chilean power transmission company, Transelec SA, for the construction of a 220 kV substation and three 220 kV sectioning lines, all of which are part of the expansion plan of the Chilean national transmission system.

Paraguayan ANDE awards USD9.7 million substation expansion contract to Tecnoedil 

September 21, 2020
Paraguay’s state-owned power company, Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), has awarded local company Tecnoedil a USD9.71 million contract for the expansion of the Caaguazú substation.

Spanish Elecnor bags 56 MW wind farm project in Mexico 

September 21, 2020
Recently, the Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications company, Elecnor, has been awarded a EUR28.8 million contract for the construction of the 56 MW Coromuel wind farm in Mexico, which is being developed by Eurus Energy.



Asia Pacific


Clough, Elecnor JV wins AUD1.5 billion contract for EnergyConnect 

October 12, 2020
SecureEnergy a 50-50 joint venture (JV) between Australian construction company Clough, and Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications company Elecnor, has bagged an AUD1.5 billion contract for the EnergyConnect project—a partnership between South Australian transmission system operators (TSOs) TransGrid and ElectraNet.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids bags INR1 billion order from HRRL in India 

October 8, 2020
Hitachi ABB Power Grids India has recently bagged an order worth INR1 billion from HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Limited (HRRL)—a joint venture (JV) between state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and the government of Rajasthan.

Indian TANTRANSCO selects Enzen to create AI-driven smart grids 

September 29, 2020
Indian state-owned grid developer, Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO), has appointed Enzen, a global network service provider, to deliver an innovative, AI-driven smart grid solution to the people of Tamil Nadu that will maximise the use of renewable energy in the Indian state.

Chinese firm wins contract to restore power link between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan 

September 24, 2020
The Chinese firm—Shanghai Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Company Limited—has recently won a contract to restore the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded 500 kV Guzar–Regar power line between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.



Europe


Lithuanian TSO hires Sweden’s NKT HV Cable for NordBalt repair 

October 21, 2020
Lithuania's transmission system operator (TSO) Litgrid has awarded a EUR17 million contract to Sweden’s NKT HV Cable for emergency repair services for the 450-km-long, NordBalt—a submarine electricity cable between Lithuania and Sweden.

Main contractors selected for UK’s first Greener Grid Park in Scotland 

October 15, 2020
Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, Statkraft, has awarded a contract to engineering company Powersystems UK to undertake electrical and civil engineering works for a GBP20 million grid project in Moray, Scotland to support further renewables’ integration.

Polish subcontractors to test HKN offshore substation in Netherlands 

October 8, 2020
Polish subcontractors Ultra NDT SC and Jaworski Energy Services have been chosen to provide testing and project management services for the Hollandse Kust Noord (HKN) offshore substation topside located at the Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm zone in the Netherlands.

Fingrid partners with GE Digital for controlling balance of power system 

October 7, 2020
Finland’s transmission system operator (TSO) Fingrid is preparing for a change in the Nordic Balancing Model by incorporating GE Digital’s Load Frequency Control solution.



Middle East & Africa


NPCC, TDP secure SAR207 million OHTL contracts from Saudi’s SEC 

October 21, 2020
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded two overhead transmission line (OHTLs) contracts worth SAR207.2 million to Pakistan-based National Power Construction Corporation (NPCC) and Saudi-based Trading & Development Partnership (TDP).

Siemens bags BHD7.2 million substation extension contract from Bahrain’s EWA 

October 21, 2020
Bahrain’s Electricity & Water Authority (EWA) has awarded German energy-engineering firm Siemens a contract worth BHD6.84 million for the extension of 400 kV and 220 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) at the 400 kV Um Al Hassam grid substation.

Saudi’s SEC awards Bin Omairah SAR45 million substation contract 

October 12, 2020
Recently, the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) awarded local Bin Omairah Holding a SAR45.7 million contract for the construction of the 132/13.8 kV Howtah Bani Tameem gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation.

GE Grid Solutions bags substation contract in Benin 

October 8, 2020
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions has bagged a substation contract worth USD47 million in Benin from the US-based bilateral foreign aid agency, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).