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CABEI approves USD50 million loan for Panama-based ETESA 

March 4, 2019
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has approved a USD50 million loan for the Panamanian electric transmission company Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica, S.A. (ETESA) to provide short-term resources to the latter to initiate the development of high voltage electrical infrastructure.

Prysmian Group to supply 69 kV XLPE cables for Fundy Isles project in Canada 

February 12, 2019
The Italian Prysmian Group has secured a new contract worth EUR17 million from Canada’s New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power) to supply a submarine cable system for its Fundy Isles Transmission Line Project.

Italian Prysmian Group to upgrade Washington DC’s power grid [free access]

February 6, 2019
Italian cable maker Prysmian Group will undertake a USD190 million multi-phased project to upgrade the power transmission system of Washington DC, which will help improve the system reliability, reduce the risk of storm-related outages, expand the network capacity to support the use of solar energy and other customer-generated solutions, as well as support the rapid residential and commercial growth in the region.

Siemens partners with NB Power and NSPI for Smart Grid Atlantic project in Canada 

January 24, 2019
German Siemens has partnered with Canadian utilities—New Brunswick Power (NB Power) and Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI), to undertake the Smart Grid Atlantic project, which involves developing and demonstrating smart grid technology to better manage Altantic Canada’s electricity grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Latin America

Spanish and Mexican firms win contract for 115/13.8 kV substation in Sonora, Mexico 

April 8, 2019
Spanish company SDV Energía e Infraestructura along with Mexican firm Sademex Ingeniería y Construcción has won the tender for a 30 MVA substation in Sonora state in Mexico, with a bid of USD5.26 million.

Ecuadorian CELEC EP selects CISPDR to design northeast transmission system 

March 6, 2019
Ecuador's state-owned power company La Empresa Pública Estratégica Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC EP) has signed a contract with the Chinese Changjiang Institute of Survey, Planning, Design and Research (CISPDR) to study and design the country’s northeast transmission system.

Abengoa receives USD54 million transmission contract from Chilean Quebrada Blanca 

November 19, 2018
Spanish multilateral corporation Abengoa SA has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Chile-based Compañia Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca S.A., part of the Grupo Teck Mining Inc., for seven 220 kV electrical substations of 220/23 kV and 220/6.9 kV for the second phase of the Quebrada Blanca mine in Chile.

ABB to supply FACTS to Brazilian Furnas 

November 8, 2018
witzerland-based ABB has signed a contract worth around USD20 million with Brazilian power company Centrais Elétricas S.A. (Furnas) to supply electrical systems that will enable existing alternating current (AC) lines to transmit higher levels of power to the densely populated southeastern region of Brazil.

Asia Pacific

KEC International bags INR2.87 billion T&D orders in India 

March 12, 2019
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company KEC International Limited has bagged multiple orders worth INR13.23 billion across various business verticals, including power transmission and distribution (T&D), railways, civil, smart infrastructure and cables.

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

March 12, 2019
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured transmission and distribution (T&D) contracts worth INR10 billion in the domestic and international market.

South Korean Doosan E&C secures KRW100 billion line contract in Myanmar 

March 12, 2019
South Korean Doosan Engineering and Construction (E&C) has secured a KRW100.8 billion project from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar (MoEE) to construct the 500 kV Taungoo–Kamanat transmission line.

GE T&D India bags INR1.6 billion substation contract from POWERGRID 

February 25, 2019
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has awarded an INR1.62 billion turnkey contract to GE T&D India Limited for the extension and construction of substations associated with the evacuation of power from the 2,500 MW Bhuj wind power plant in Gujarat under the Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Transmission System.


Norway’s Statnett awards EUR52 million contract to Croatian Dalekovod 

April 15, 2019
Norwegian transmission system operator (TSO) Statnett has awarded a contract to the Croatian power transmission equipment maker Dalekovod for the construction of an 89-km-long, 420 kV line stretching between the Skillemoen and Skaidi substations in Northern Norway.

Prysmian Group secures EUR30 million worth contract in France 

March 19, 2019
The Italian Prysmian Group has secured a turnkey contract worth EUR30 million for the development of submarine cable systems for Provence Grand Large (PGL) — a floating offshore wind farm project led by EDF Renewables in South France.

Elering awards EUR2.3 million contract for extension of 330 kV substation in Estonia 

March 5, 2019
The Estonian transmission system operator (TSO) Elering has awarded a EUR2.3 million contract to AS Merko Infra, subsidiary of the local construction group AS Merko Ehitus, for extension of the 330 kV Sindi substation.

Ukraine’s TSO signs EUR19.4 million contract with Chinese Xian Electric 

March 4, 2019
Ukraine’s transmission system operator (TSO) Ukrenergo has signed a EUR19.4 million contract with Chinese Xian Electric Engineering Company Limited for the reconstruction of the 330 kV Brovarska substation.

Middle East & Africa

Egyptian EETC awards EGP656 million worth transformer contracts 

April 17, 2019
Recently, various Egyptian and Chinese transformer manufacturers have won several contracts worth EGP656 million from the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), for the supply of transformers and associated equipment.

Elsewedy Electric T&D bags EGP500 million substation contract from Egyptian EETC 

April 12, 2019
Elsewedy Electric’s subsidiary Elsewedy Electric T&D has bagged an EGP500 million turnkey contract from state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for establishing a substation in the East Port Said Industrial Zone.

Elsewedy Electric to construct 500 kV line to evacuate power from Benban solar park in Egypt 

April 12, 2019
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded Egyptian Elsewedy Electric a contract for the construction of transmission line for evacuating power from the Benban solar park.

GE to provide energy solutions for two West African countries 

April 4, 2019
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions has signed agreements with two West African countries – Benin and Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) for providing energy solutions.