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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.

Valard receives EPC contract for Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project in Canada 

September 10, 2019
Valard Construction (Valard), a subsidiary of Canada-based Quanta Services, has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Wataynikaneyap Power LP for the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project (Watay Project) in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

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

India’s BGR Energy secures substation order from TANTRANSCO 

January 9, 2020
India-based BGR Energy Systems Limited has received a substation contract from state-owned Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO), worth INR2.24 billion.

New Zealand’s Transpower selects ABB to upgrade North–South link 

December 30, 2019
New Zealand's power grid operator, Transpower, is planning to upgrade its high voltage direct current (HVDC) link, which interconnects the vital transmission grids of the North and South islands.

PESTECH wins contract worth MYR112 million in Philippines 

December 27, 2019
PESTECH Sdn Bhd (PSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian PESTECH International Berhad, has bagged a contract worth MYR112 million for upgrade of substations in South Luzon from the private concessionaire for the Philippine transmission network, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

Indian KEC bags transmission projects worth INR4 billion in Nepal 

December 24, 2019
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, KEC International, has bagged transmission contracts for the construction of 400 kV transmission lines in Nepal, worth INR4 billion.


Hellenic Cables bags contract for Skiathos–Mantoudi interconnection in Greece 

January 23, 2020
The Greek Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO), Anexartitos Diacheiristis MetaforasIlektrikis Energeias (ADMIE), has awarded Greek Hellenic Cables and its subsidiary Fulgor, the contract for interconnecting the island of Skiathos with mainland Greece (Mantoudi).

NKT bags service contract for Ireland–UK link 

January 16, 2020
The Irish state-owned electricity grid operator, EirGrid, has awarded Denmark's NKT Cables a five-year service contract for cable related services (including repair works) associated with the East West Interconnector.

GE secures substation contract for NnG offshore project in UK 

January 16, 2020
General Electric’s (GE) division, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions, will construct the onshore and offshore substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project developed by the UK-based Electricite de France (EDF) Renewables (a subsidiary of French EDF Group) in Scotland, UK.

Petrofac bags substations supply contract from SSE Renewables in Scotland 

January 16, 2020
SSE Renewables, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), has selected the UK-based oil and gas industry services provider, Petrofac Limited, as the preferred supplier of onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen offshore wind farm project in the North Sea.

Middle East & Africa

SANG awards SAR175 million substation contracts in Saudi Arabia 

January 23, 2020
The Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) has awarded substation contracts worth SAR175 million to Saudi-based construction companies—Mohammed Al Ojaimi Establishment (Al Ojaimi) and Saudi Services for Electro Mechanical (SSEM).

Kuwait’s MEW awards KWD3.4 million 300 kV cable contract 

January 22, 2020
Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has recently awarded a KWD3.4 million contract to local company, Return Investment Company for General Trading, for the supply and installation of a 300 kV underground cable (UGC) for connecting the FRRD’W’ and SDIQ’W’ substations.

Saudi Arabia’s SEC awards SAR94 million transmission contracts 

January 6, 2020
Recently, the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded substation and line contracts worth SAR94 million to Saudi-based construction companies.

Egyptian EETC awards EGP1.2 billion Cairo RCC upgrade contract 

January 2, 2020
State-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded an EGP1.2 million contract to a consortium comprising of Chinese NARI Group Corporation, Egytech Cables (a subsidiary of Egyptian Elsewedy Electric), Chinese Huawei International and Huawei Technologies (Egypt) for upgradation of the Cairo Regional Control Centre (RCC) on a turnkey basis.