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ABB to supply 345 kV GIS substation 

March 16, 2017
ABB Limited has won an order from Bechtel Infrastructure and Power to provide a 345 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation to integrate electricity generated by the Cricket Valley Energy Station, a new combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant located in Dover, New York.

Greensmith Energy and E.ON to install battery storage projects for ERCOT 

March 3, 2017
Greensmith Energy, an energy storage software and services provider, has announced its partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables North America Incorporated, to deliver two grid-scale energy storage systems in Texas.

ABB to supply ballistic protection transformer solution for US utilities 

January 16, 2017
ABB has been awarded multiple contracts to supply its AssetShield solution to deliver hardened and bullet-resistant transformers, and facilitate the protection of critical grid assets of three US electric utilities

ABB secures orders to upgrade HVDC converter station in USA [free access]

January 11, 2017
ABB has secured an order worth USD100 million from the US-based Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), to modernise the existing Sylmar high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in California.

Latin America

Spanish Abengoa receives contract from Transelec in Chile 

February 21, 2017
Spanish Abengoa, in consortium with Kipreos Ingenieros, has been selected to develop a 500 kV high voltage new transmission line in Chile.

Siemens signs MoU with Mexican CFE for grid digitalisation [free access]

February 21, 2017
German engineering company Siemens has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mexican state-owned energy firm Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to explore the digitalisation of CFE's grids and prepare them for an internet-connected era.

ABB wins USD75 million transformer contract for Belo Monte HPP project 

January 13, 2017
ABB has won a supply contract worth USD75 million for the ±800 kV Belo Monte high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link.

Honeywell receives two smart grid projects in Mexico 

October 5, 2016
Honeywell has been awarded two new regional smart grid projects in Mexico by a consortium appointed by the country's federal electricity company, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), to manage its smart grid initiatives. Honeywell's Smart Energy business will deploy more than 200,000 smart electricity meters along with communications devices and software analytics tools to seven cities in CFE's east and southeast regions.

Asia Pacific

Indian KEC secures INR14 billion contracts in domestic and international markets 

March 13, 2017
Indian engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) major KEC International Limited has secured new contracts aggregating INR14.08 billion in the power transmission and distribution (T&D) segment in India, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.

XD-EGEMAC Alliance wins USD18 million substation contract in Egypt 

March 13, 2017
The XD-EGEMAC Alliance has won a USD18 million contract for the construction of the 220/66/22 kV North Hurghada transformer station.

SPML Infra bags INR1,383 million substation contracts in India 

March 8, 2017
India-based SPML Infra Limited has received two substation contracts from Indian grid developer Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) and state-owned power transmission utility Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL).

AZZ Inc bags USD27 million 550 kV GIL supply contract in China 

February 17, 2017
AZZ Inc, a global provider of galvanising services, welding solutions and specialty electrical equipment, has been awarded a USD27 million contract from the China Three Gorges Corporation to provide six circuits of 550 kV 4,000 Amp gas insulated line (GIL) for the 10,200 MW Wudongde hydroelectric dam project on the Jinsha River in southwest China.


Siemens and consortium of Prysmian Group and Balfour Beatty bag HVDC contracts for ElecLink 

February 24, 2017
German engineering company Siemens and Italy’s Prysmian Group, in consortium with the UK’s Balfour Beatty, have been awarded two contracts for the realisation of a new high voltage direct current (HVDC) ElecLink interconnector between France and the UK through the Channel Tunnel. ElecLink, developer of the HVDC project, has awarded the contracts.

Italian Prysmian to develop grid connection for offshore wind farms in France 

February 21, 2017
Italian equipment manufacturer Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract to develop the grid connections for three planned offshore wind farms in France.

Hungary’s MVM OVIT awards 750 kV Szabolcsbáka substation contract to Pöyry 

February 15, 2017
Finnish consultancy group Pöyry has been awarded an engineering contract for the 750/400 kV Szabolcsbáka substation in Hungary, by a Hungary-based electric construction company, MVM OVIT.

Netherland’s TSO awards substation contract to local HSM Offshore 

February 14, 2017
Netherland’s transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT TSO B.V. has awarded an offshore substation contract to local construction company HSM Offshore.

Middle East & Africa

L&T secures INR11.69 billion contracts in domestic and international markets 

March 3, 2017
The power transmission & distribution (T&D) business of Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured INR11.69 billion in the international and domestic markets.

EETC signs substation contract worth EGP350 million with EGEMAC 

February 8, 2017
Egypt Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed a contract worth EGP350 million with the Egyptian German Electrical Manufacturing Company (EGEMAC) for the establishment of two substations in Egypt.

TRANSCO CLSG awards transmission contracts for CLSG project 

January 16, 2017
Regional Electricity Transmission Company for Cote d'Ivoire-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea (CLSG) (TRANSCO CLSG) has recently awarded various high voltage transmission line and substation contracts for the development of the CLSG interconnection project.

Elsewedy Electric and NCC bag EGP4 billion transmission contract in Egypt 

January 10, 2017
Elsewedy Electric and the National Contracting Company (NCC) have won a contract worth EGP4.187 billion to implement three electricity lines in Upper Egypt.