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Subsidiaries of Canada-based NAPEC receives CAD60 million contracts in USA and Canada 

April 17, 2017
Canada-based NAPEC Incorporated and its subsidiaries have recently been awarded new contracts representing an aggregate value of about CAD60 million.

French and British TSOs award HV contracts for IFA2 interconnection 

April 10, 2017
French transmission system operator (TSO) Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE), along with its English counterpart National Grid, has awarded high voltage (HV) contracts for the IFA2 interconnection project to Italian cable maker Prysmian and Swiss-Swedish electrical equipment manufacturer ABB Limited.

ABB to supply 345 kV GIS substation in New York [free access]

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.

Latin America

Spanish Abengoa receives EUR27.6 million contract from Argentina-based Transener 

May 1, 2017
Spanish Abengoa has been selected by Argentina’s high voltage grid operator Compañía de Transporte de Energía Eléctrica en Alta Tensión Transener S.A. (Transener) to construct a new transformer station in the town of 25 de mayo.

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.

Asia Pacific

Malaysian Rohas Tecnic bags MYR300 million contract in Laos 

May 16, 2017
Malaysia-based Rohas Tecnic Bhd has bagged a MYR300 million contract from the state-owned power company Electricite du Laos (EDL) for the construction of transmission lines, substations and distribution lines in Laos.

Indian Skipper secures tower contracts in domestic and international markets 

May 15, 2017
Indian-based power transmission and distribution (T&D) structure manufacturer Skipper Limited has secured orders worth INR4.26 billion for the supply of transmission towers in domestic and international markets.

CMI Limited bags cable contract from Indian state transco 

May 9, 2017
India-based cable manufacturer CMI Limited has been awarded an INR362.4 million cable supply contract from state-owned Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO).

Indian state TRANSCO awards INR620 million contract to IMP Powers 

April 24, 2017
Indian state-owned grid developer Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) has awarded an INR620 million contract to high voltage equipment manufacturer IMP Powers Limited for the supply of transformers.


Irish NIE Networks awards IT services contract to Atos 

May 10, 2017
Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks has signed a seven-year agreement with France-based Information Technology (IT) service provider Atos for undertaking IT services for the company’s transmission and distribution infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

Georgia's GSE opts for SEL meters to minimise harmonics in HV transmission system 

May 8, 2017
Georgia's Joint Stock Company (JSC) Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) has opted for US-based equipment manufacturer Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ (SEL) power quality and revenue meters (SEL-735) for transmission power quality measurement.

Bulgaria's ESO awards 110 kV transformer contract to ABB Limited 

May 5, 2017
Bulgaria's electricity system operator—Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (ESO)—has awarded a contract for the supply of 110 kV measuring transformers to the local subsidiary of Swiss-Swedish electrical equipment manufacturer ABB Limited, ABB Bulgaria Ltd.

Slovakia’s SEPS awards equipment contract to local Elektrovod 

May 3, 2017
Slovakia’s transmission system operator (TSO) Slovenska Elektrizacna Prenosova Sustava (SEPS) has awarded a contract for the supply of isolator hangers, wires and ground rope to SAG Elektrovod, a local construction and engineering firm.

Middle East & Africa

Siemens secures EUR790 million substation contract in Qatar 

May 8, 2017
Siemens has secured a contract worth EUR790 million from state-owned Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) for the supply of substations associated with the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Plan-Phase 13 in Qatar.

Egypt’s EETC awards EPC contract for 500 kV lines to Elsewedy Electric 

May 4, 2017
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for two 500 kV lines, to local engineering firm Elsewedy Electric T&D (SWDY).

Congo’s SNEL awards Inga–Kolwezi upgradation contract to ABB 

May 4, 2017
The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) power utility Société Nationale d'Électricité (SNEL) has awarded a USD30 million contract for upgrading the high voltage direct current (HVDC) Inga–Kolwezi link, to Swiss-Swedish equipment manufacturer ABB Limited.

Galfar Engineering wins OMR18 million contract in Oman 

April 26, 2017
Oman-based Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company (GECC) has won an OMR17.79 million contract for the implementation of 132 kV grid stations and associated lines from the state-run Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC).