January 9, 2017
Egypt Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has invited six Arab and international companies to compete over obtaining limited-practice licenses to establish four transformer stations with investments worth USD250 million.
December 30, 2016
Guilan Regional Electric Company (GILREC), affiliated with Iran's energy ministry, has invited bids for the engineering, procurement and financing of projects comprising transmission and sub-transmission substations, a dispatching centre, and transmission lines and underground cables at 63 kV and 230 kV voltage levels.
December 28, 2016
National Electricity Transmission Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's state-owned power utility Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swiss-based Pfisterer to develop Saudi Arabia's transmission sector.
December 21, 2016
United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated the 400 kV substation at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. The substation will evacuate and transform electricity produced from solar energy and connect it to DEWA's grid.
December 20, 2016
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has signed a loan agreement worth KWD7 million with Cote d'Ivoire for financing the 90/33 kV Adzope substation project in Cote d'Ivoire. In addition, KFAED also signed an agreement with Cote d'Ivoire's Societe Des Energies De Cote D'Ivoire (CI-ENERGIES) for project implementation.
December 14, 2016
German manufacturer Siemens has successfully energised the Etay El-Baroud and Maghagha substations that will transmit electricity generated by the new power plants in Beni Suef and Burullus to Egypt's power grid.
December 12, 2016
South African Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) has energised and commissioned the first of the two 500 MVA power transformers at the newly built 400/132 kV step-down Ngwedi substation.
December 8, 2016
The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed a contract with EPS Electric Power Systems to prepare reports on the establishment of four transformer stations to transfer the electricity produced from solar plants in Benban, Aswan to the national grid.
December 7, 2016
The World Bank has approved an International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan worth USD325 million to Cameroon's transmission system operator (TSO) Société nationale de transport de l'électricité (SONATREL) for the execution of the Electricity Transmission and Reform Project in Cameroon
December 5, 2016
Croatia-based KONČAR-Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering Inc (KONČAR-KET) has secured a substation contract from Algeria's grid operator Société Algérienne de Gestion du Réseau de Transport de l'Electricité (GRTE) in Algeria.
December 5, 2016
Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) has commissioned the 330 kV switching station located in Essien Udim/Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area (LGA) of Awka Ibom state in Nigeria.
November 29, 2016
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended a loan worth EUR46.5 million to Tunisia's state-owned electricity and gas company Société Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz (STEG) to undertake development works required for reliable and efficient operation of electricity transmission grid in Tunisia.