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South Korean Taihan Electric Wire to supply 500 kV cable for SunZia project 

January 17, 2018
South Korea’s Taihan Electric Wire Company has won the contract to install a 53-km-long underground 500 kV power cable in Southwest US on a turnkey basis for SunZia Southwest Transmission Project.

ABB bags USD28 million contract from BC Hydro in Canada 

December 18, 2017
ABB Limited has bagged a contract worth CAD28 million from BC Hydro for the supply of generator step-up (GSU) transformers for the Mica hydroelectric plant located in British Columbia, Canada.

NextBridge awards contract to Quanta Services for East−West Tie Line project 

December 12, 2017
NextBridge Infrastructure (NextBridge)—a joint venture (JV) of NextEra Energy Canada (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC), Enbridge Incorporation and Borealis Infrastructure Management, has selected Valard Construction—a subsidiary of Quanta Services of Houston, Texas, as the project manager for the East–West Tie (EWT) Line Project, through a competitive bidding process.

Wataynikaneyap Power selects PowerTel to construct Pikangikum Distribution Line Project 

November 30, 2017
Canadian Wataynikaneyap Power, a transmission company equally owned by 22 First Nations communities and Fortis, has selected Canada-based PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited (PowerTel), to construct Pikangikum Distribution Line Project, which will connect Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario's power grid in Red Lake.

Latin America

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.

Mexican CFE awards USD24.5 million contract to ACCIONA 

October 23, 2017
Spanish power company ACCIONA has been selected by Mexico's Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, two transmission lines and two substations in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora.

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.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia’s HeiTech Padu bags transmission contracts [free access]

October 23, 2017
Malaysia-based HeiTech Padu Bhd’s subsidiary Duta Technic Sdn Bhd (DTSB) has bagged contracts for the establishment of high voltage (HV) interconnection facilities associated with solar power plants and the complete design of substations in Malaysia.


Nexans wins EUR37 million cables contract for 420 kV line in Norway 

October 9, 2017
French cabling solution provider Nexans has won a contract worth EUR37 million to deliver the third and last submarine cable for the 70-km-long, 420 kV Mødalen−Mongstad line in Norway.

Middle East & Africa

Siemens to supply reactors for 400 kV substations in Oman 

October 9, 2017
Siemens has secured a contract to supply shunt reactors in Oman, from leading engineering and construction firm Larsen and Toubro (L&T).