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Taihan Cable & Solution wins 275 kV transmission line project in Los Angeles, US 

September 8, 2021
On September 8, 2021, South Korean company Taihan Cable & Solution announced that it had won a USD36 million power transmission project from an unidentified California utility company in the US.

Paraguayan ANDE signs contract with SAS Paraguay for 220 kV repowering project 

September 6, 2021
Paraguayan electric power utility, Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), has signed a contract with local power company, Suministros Eléctricos (SAS) Paraguay SA, to supply materials for the repowering of the 220 kV Carayaó–San Estanislao transmission line.

RWE signs BESS contracts with LG Energy Solution in US 

September 1, 2021
One of the world's leading renewables companies, RWE, has signed contracts with LG Energy Solution to secure an integrated battery energy storage system (BESS) for two of the company’s upcoming solar plus storage projects in the US.

Jan De Nul to install JDR inter-array cables at Massachusetts offshore wind farm 

August 19, 2021
The Jan De Nul Group, together with JDR Cable Systems as a subcontractor, will supply and install inter-array cables for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm in Massachusetts.



Latin America


Hitachi to supply power reactors for 500 kV project in La Guajira, Colombia 

September 6, 2021
Hitachi ABB Power Grids has received a contract from Colombian Grupo Energía Bogotá’s (GEB), to supply power reactors for the 500 kV Colectora–Cuestecitas–La Loma Transmission Line and Associated Network Project. As per the contract, Hitachi will be involved in the design, manufacture, transportation, installation, training and delivery of the single-phase, 500 kV line reactors for the project in La Guajira.

Ecuadorian Transelectric awards USD26 million transmission projects 

September 2, 2021
Ecuador's state-owned power company, La Empresa Pública Estratégica Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC EP), through its transmission unit Transelectric, has awarded USD26 million worth of transmission works to various local companies.

Chilean CEN awards USD202 million worth transmission works 

August 16, 2021
Chilean national electricity system coordinator, Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional (CEN), has awarded USD202 million worth of transmission works under the Expansion Works of Decree No. 171/2020, and Exempt Decrees No. 418/2017, No. 293/2018 and No. 198/2019.

Colombian Ecopetrol purchases state’s share in ISA 

August 11, 2021
Colombian Ministerio de Finanzas or Ministry of Finance has signed an Inter-Administrative Share Purchase Agreement with Colombia-based oil company Empresa Colombiana de Petróleos S.A. (Ecopetrol SA) for the sale of its shares in Colombian power company Interconexión Eléctrica (ISA).



Asia Pacific


Linxon completes construction of 400 kV AIS substation in Bihar, India 

September 9, 2021
Linxon, a Hitachi ABB Power Grids and SNC-Lavalin company, has completed the construction of the 400 kV air-insulated switchgear (AIS) Chandauti substation for Powergrid Mithilanchal Transmission Limited (PMTL)—a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID).

Philippine Aboitiz to build 73 transmission poles 

August 26, 2021
The Philippines' leading power company, Aboitiz Power Corporation, has partnered with power distributor Lima EnerZone, to construct transmission poles.

Japanese TEPCO signs consulting agreement with SP Group [free access]

August 23, 2021
Japanese integrated power utility Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and its affiliate firm Kandenko Company Limited have entered into a consulting agreement with Singapore’s electric utility SP Group concerning its plan to build an underground substation.

Indian Godrej Electricals bags INR1 billion order for 400 kV GIS substation 

July 21, 2021
Godrej Electricals & Electronics, the power infrastructure and renewable energy arm of Godrej & Boyce, has bagged an INR1 billion substation construction order in Mumbai, Maharashtra.



Europe


Prysmian Group and Asso.Subsea win subsea power cable contract for offshore wind farm in France 

September 7, 2021
Italy’s Prysmian Group and Greek company Asso.Subsea have been awarded a contract by French transmission system operator (TSO) Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE), for an export subsea power cable system for the Gruissan floating offshore wind farm in Southern France.

Elering and AST select Skepast&Puhkim for Estonian–Latvian offshore network survey 

September 7, 2021
Elering and Augstsprieguma Tīkls AS (AST), the transmission system operators (TSO) of Estonia and Latvia respectively, have selected Skepast&Puhkim OÜ for carrying out a survey of the potential onshore route for the hybrid offshore electricity connection to be created between Estonia and Latvia.

Global Offshore secures cable contract for Parkwind’s offshore wind farm in Germany 

September 6, 2021
Belgium-based Parkwind has awarded a turnkey contract to Global Offshore, for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany.

Lithuanian TSO Litgrid’s shareholders approve EUR22 million contract with Zilinskis ir Co 

September 6, 2021
Lithuania's power transmission system operator (TSO) Litgrid has got shareholder approval for the award of a EUR22.043 million contract to Zilinskis ir Co for design and reconstruction of the Neris transformer substation located in Nemencine, Vilnius District.



Middle East & Africa


El-Sewedy Electric's subsidiary signs two contracts with Egyptian EETC 

September 9, 2021
El-Sewedy Electric for Trading & Distributing, a subsidiary of Egyptian El-Sewedy Electric, has been awarded two turnkey contracts by Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) worth EGP1.15 billion.

GE commissions Africa’s first fully digital substation in Senegal 

September 9, 2021
GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has commissioned the first ever fully digital high voltage substation on the African continent. The 225 kV substation is located in Thiès, 70 km from Dakar in Senegal.

Qatar to construct 11/132 kV substations in Al Luqta and Gharafa Al Rayyan 

August 19, 2021
As per news reports, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) is constructing two 11/132 kV substations—one each in Al Luqta and Gharafa Al Rayyan regions—valued at QAR155 million. The contract has been awarded to Al Noor Engineering Group WLL.

Oman’s OETC awards contract for 500 MVA transformer 

August 19, 2021
Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) has awarded a contract for the manufacture and supply of a 500 MVA, 400 kV transformer to a joint venture (JV) comprising Omani subsidiary of Indian Voltamp Transformers Company and Oman’s Bahwan Engineering Company (BEC).