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ATCO, Quanta win concession to operate and modernise Puerto Rico's transmission grid 

June 23, 2020
Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Group company, and Quanta Services, Inc. as a consortium, have won a contract to modernise and operate Puerto Rico's electric transmission and distribution system.

Siemens gets HV equipment contract for US Mayflower offshore wind project 

June 9, 2020
The German energy-engineering firm Siemens has bagged a contract from the Denmark-based Semco Maritime, to provide the main equipment for the electrical service platform (ESP) for the Mayflower offshore wind farm to be located in the south of Nantucket, Massachusetts in the US.

Great River Energy and Form Energy sign contract for energy storage project 

May 26, 2020
Massachusetts-based Form Energy, a company developing energy storage for the grid, signed a contract with Minnesota-based utility, Great River Energy, to jointly deploy a 1 MW/150 MWh pilot project to be located in Cambridge, Minnesota.

NECEC awards contracts worth USD7 million to four Maine-based companies 

April 17, 2020
New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) LLC has recently signed contracts worth USD7 million with four Maine companies, Eastern Forest Products in Casco, Maine Mats in Bingham, Dimensional Timber in Palermo, and Sunset Development Inc. in Milford, for various works related to the NECEC project.



Latin America


Chilean CEN awards USD57 million in 18 transmission contracts to local players 

June 24, 2020
Recently, the Chilean national electricity system, Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional (CEN), has awarded 18 engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contracts under the decrees 418/2017 and 293/2018 for the expansion of various transmission facilities located between Arica and Chiloé cities of the country.

Spanish Abengoa bags substation expansion contract from Chilean Transelec 

June 2, 2020
Spanish multinational corporation, Abengoa SA, has bagged a contract from the Chilean power transmission company, Transelec SA, for the expansion of a 220 kV substation near the city of María Elena, in the Antofagasta region.

Mainstream Renewable Power Chile awards five transmission projects 

May 7, 2020
Mainstream Renewable Power Chile has signed contracts for the construction of five transmission lines to connect the company’s three wind warms and two solar farms to the Chilean national grid.

Colombian ISA awards USD100 million contract to ABB 

April 14, 2020
ABB, via its Power Grids business vertical, has signed a five-year framework contract estimated to be worth around USD100 million with Colombia-based Interconexion Electrica S.A. E.S.P. (ISA).



Asia Pacific


Japan's Sojitz Corporation bags EPC substation contract in Myanmar 

June 24, 2020
Japan's Sojitz Corporation has bagged a JPY15 billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a substation project from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE), Myanmar.

Bangladesh’s PGCB signs bilateral contract with Chinese firm for grid substations 

June 9, 2020
The state-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) has signed a bilateral contract with Chinese firm, China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CNTIEC), for the construction of four new grid stations and capacity expansion of four existing ones.

Indian KEC bags T&D projects worth INR9.17 billion 

May 21, 2020
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, KEC International, along with its subsidiary, SAE towers, has bagged transmission and distribution (T&D) projects worth INR9.17 billion in India, Bangladesh, Africa and the Americas.

Malaysian RTB secures contracts worth MYR102 million in Bangladesh 

May 18, 2020
Malaysian Rohas Tecnic Bhd’s (RTB) subsidiary, HG Power Transmission Sdn Bhd (HGPT), has secured a power transmission contract worth MYR102 million from the state-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB).



Europe


Slovenian ELES signs contracts for first transmission line with Hungary 

June 25, 2020
Slovenia's state-owned electricity transmission operator, Elektro-Slovenija, d.o.o. (ELES), has signed three contracts with Croatian power transmission equipment manufacturer, Dalekovod.

Linxon to support substation works for Scottish offshore wind farm project 

June 23, 2020
Linxon, a joint venture (JV) between Swedish-Swiss Company ABB and Canadian engineering services company SNC-Lavalin, has bagged a contract to support UK-based oil and gas industry services provider, Petrofac Limited, in delivering the substations for the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland.

Baltic States sign cooperation agreement with Japanese TEPCo on RES integration 

June 22, 2020
Reportedly, the three Baltic transmission system operators (TSOs) — Estonia’s Elering, Latvia’s Augstsprieguma Tikls (AST) and Lithuania’s Litgrid — have signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese energy company group, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCo) Power Grid, to utilise its expertise for recommendations on the Baltic States effectively integrating renewable energy sources (RES) into the electricity transmission system.

Siemens bags contract to refurbish HVDC interconnector in UK 

June 18, 2020
The German Siemens Gas and Power (Siemens Energy) was awarded a contract to refurbish the Moyle interconnector, a 500 MW link from Auchencrosh (Scotland) to Ballycronan More (County Antrim, Northern Ireland), which is owned and operated by Mutual Energy.



Middle East & Africa


German Siemens bags 400 kV substation contract in Iraq 

June 25, 2020
The German Siemens Gas and Power (Siemens Energy) has signed a contract with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity (MoE) to establish the 400 kV Al Hamudhia substation located in the Ramadi city of the country.

Egyptian EETC awards Elsewedy 500 kV OHTL contract worth USD7.6 million 

June 24, 2020
Elsewedy Electric’s subsidiary, Elsewedy Electric for Trading & Distribution, has bagged a 500 kV overhead transmission line (OHTL) contract from the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), valued at USD7.6 million.

Saudi’s RCJY awards SAR242 million, 115 kV substation contract to local Delta 

June 22, 2020
Recently, the Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu (RCJY) awarded a contract worth SAR242 million to Saudi-based Delta Company Limited for the construction of the 115 kV Al Reggah substation (18 BD) located in Jubail – the eastern region of the country.

Indian Kalpataru submits lowest bid for 132 kV line contract to UAE’s DEWA 

June 22, 2020
The Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) has submitted the lowest bid of AED339 million to United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for undertaking 132 kV overhead transmission line (OHTL) and cable works between the 132 kV Hatta Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant (PSHPP) and 400/132 kV Warsan (WRSN) substation.