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Quanta Services receives 765 kV contract from AEP 

July 31, 2017
Quanta Services, Inc. has been selected by American Electric Power (AEP) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions for the Wind Catcher Generation Tie Line Project.

RES receives power project contract from EDF Renewable Energy in New York 

July 6, 2017
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has been awarded the balance-of-plant (BoP) construction contract for the 80 MW Copenhagen Wind Project developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.

Southwestern Power selects Coreworx for information management solutions for SunZia project 

June 19, 2017
The Southwestern Power Group has selected software company Coreworx to provide information management solutions for its SunZia Southwest Transmission Project.

Powin Energy to supply battery storage system to SDE&G 

May 30, 2017
Oregon-based Powin Energy has signed a contract with San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)—Sempra Energy’s subsidiary, for a 6.5 MW/26 MWh battery storage system project to balance clean energy supply with grid demand.



Latin America


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.

Chilean CNE awards transmission projects in Arica and Chiloé 

June 13, 2017
Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional (CNE) or National Electricity Coordinator of Chile has awarded four transmission projects located between Arica and Chiloé, worth USD288 million.

Spanish and Chinese companies win transmission project contracts in Ecuador 

June 5, 2017
Companies from China and Spain have won transmission project contracts in Ecuador's electricity grid under an Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB)-financed energy programme managed by the power and renewable energy ministry.



Asia Pacific


Philippines’ NGCP awards GE construction contract for 500 kV transmission system 

August 2, 2017
The private concessionaire of the Philippines’ high voltage network National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP), has awarded a construction contract to GE Grid Solutions for implementing the 500 kV Hermosa–San Jose transmission line and substation in Hermosa.

Indian KEC secures INR17 billion T&D contracts 

July 12, 2017
India-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company KEC International Limited has secured new contracts aggregating INR16.84 billion in the power transmission and distribution (T&D) segment in domestic and international markets.

Indian Kalpataru bags INR3.9 billion transmission contracts 

July 3, 2017
India-based engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) company Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) has secured INR3.9 billion worth of transmission contracts from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) and other customers.

ABB may acquire stake in L&T’s electrical and automation division 

June 21, 2017
Swiss-Swedish ABB Limited is in discussion with India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to acquire its electrical and automation division, which generates revenue of INR46.50 billion.



Europe


ABB to upgrade Sweden-Germany HVDC link 

August 9, 2017
Baltic Cable AB, a subsidiary of Norwegian state-owned hydropower company Statkraft, has selected ABB to upgrade, and thus extend the lifespan of the 250-km-long, 450 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) Baltic Cable transmission link built in 1994 between Sweden and Germany.

ABB wins USD30 million contract to support renewable energy integration in Germany 

August 7, 2017
Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has selected ABB to supply a stabilisation solution to enhance the reliability and quality of power in Germany, as the grid absorbs more renewable energy.

German Pfisterer Group to supply equipment for EA1 wind farm network 

August 2, 2017
The German Pfisterer Group, in cooperation with British cable manufacturer JDR, will deliver up to 72.5 kV CONNEX cast resin joints and CONNEX plug connectors for the cable network associated with ScottishPower Renewables’s 714 MW East Anglia One (EA1) offshore wind farm in the UK.

Estonia’s Elering awards 110 kV substation renovation contract to local 

August 1, 2017
Estonia’s transmission system operator (TSO) Elering has awarded a contract to local AS Merko Infra, part of AS Merko Ehitus group, to renovate the 110 kV Ranna substation located at Gonsiori 3a, Tallinn.



Middle East & Africa


LS Cable wins contract for supply of EHV cables in Qatar 

August 1, 2017
Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has awarded the contract for the supply of extra-high voltage (EHV) cables to Korean company LS Cable & System Limited.

China’s CAMCE wins USD131 million transmission project in Kenya [free access]

July 18, 2017
China CAMC Engineering Company Limited (CAMCE) has signed a USD131 million contract with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya for a power transmission and transformation project to be located in central and northern regions of Kenya.

ABB to build 225 kV hybrid substation in Morocco 

July 10, 2017
Swedish-Swiss company ABB is planning to build a 225/33 kV hybrid substation in Morocco under a partnership with local energy group Energie Eolienne du Maroc.

EGEMAC wins EGP210 million substation contract in Egypt 

June 13, 2017
Egypt-based Egyptian German Electric Manufacturing Company (EGEMAC) has won the construction contract for the 220/11 kV El-Nergis substation in Egypt.