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Fugro secures contract for cable route survey for offshore wind in Maine 

February 19, 2021
The Netherlands-based offshore and onshore geotechnical and survey services company Fugro, has secured a contract from the New England Aqua Ventus, LLC (NEAV)—a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind (subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation) and RWE Renewables—to conduct a cable route survey for the New England Aqua Ventus I floating wind project off the coast of Maine.

EoS secures contract for California energy storage project [free access]

January 7, 2021
New Jersey-based EoS Energy Storage LLC—an energy equipment and solution provider—secured a USD20 million contract from EnerSmart, a developer, owner and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects to provide at least 90 MWh, and as much as 180 MWh, of energy storage over the next 24 months.

Ventolines bags consultancy contract for Massachusetts offshore wind project 

December 17, 2020
The Netherlands-headquartered Ventolines has got on board as the offshore wind expertise partner for the Mayflower Wind Project in Massachusetts, USA.

Eos to provide battery solutions for energy storage projects in US 

November 10, 2020
New Jersey-based Eos Energy Storage LLC—an energy equipment and solution provider—signed an agreement with Hecate Energy—a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy (RE) projects and storage solutions in North America, to supply battery solutions to over 1 GWh of energy storage projects, for an estimated value of about USD250 million.



Latin America


Paraguayan ANDE awards USD37 million worth transmission contracts 

December 8, 2020
Paraguay’s state-owned power company, Administración Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE), has awarded transmission contracts worth USD37 million.

CELEC EP awards contract for Ecuadorian portion of 500 kV Ecuador–Peru project 

November 16, 2020
Ecuador's state-owned power company, La Empresa Pública Estratégica Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador (CELEC EP), has selected Chinese Changjiang Institute of Survey Planning Design and Research for providing design consultancy services for the Ecuadorian section of the 500 kV Peru–Ecuador Interconnection project.

Spanish Abengoa bags 500 kV line project in Chile 

November 4, 2020
Spanish multinational corporation, Abengoa, has bagged a contract from the Transmisora del Pacífico, a unit of Chilean power transmission company Transelec SA, for the execution of the Nueva Puerto Montt–Nueva Ancud transmission line project.

Panama ETESA awards 230 kV Sabanitas–Panamá III line to Agrupacion Sabanitas Panama consortium 

October 21, 2020
Panamanian state-owned electricity transmission company, Empresa de Transmision Electrica (ETESA), has awarded the contract for the 230 kV Sabanitas–Panamá III Transmission Line and Associated Network Expansion Project to the Agrupacion Sabanitas Panama consortium, led by Spanish Elecnor.



Asia Pacific


Indian L&T wins key transmission contracts 

February 22, 2021
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has recently bagged key transmission contracts in India as well as overseas.

Indian POWERGRID bags two transmission projects in Rajasthan 

February 18, 2021
India’s largest grid network developer, Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID), has bagged two transmission projects in Rajasthan through tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB).

Indian KEC bags INR12.87 billion worth of projects 

February 17, 2021
Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, KEC International, has bagged contracts worth INR12.87 billion under its transmission and distribution (T&D) segment from Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), various other companies in India, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and the Americas.

Siemens to provide digitally-enhanced transmission equipment for Vietnamese wind farm 

February 16, 2021
Vietnamese Technology Resources Energy (TRE) has awarded the German equipment manufacturer Siemens Energy with a contract to equip two onshore wind farms in Vietnam with digitally enhanced transmission equipment.



Europe


Swiss Linxon wins 380 kV GIS substation order from German Transnet 

February 26, 2021
Linxon, a Hitachi ABB Power Grids & SNC-Lavalin company has been selected to supply a 380 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation for the German transmission system operator (TSO) Transnet BW in southwestern Germany.

Turkey's TEIAS awards USD20 million transformer deal to Hitachi ABB Power Grids 

February 19, 2021
Switzerland-based Hitachi ABB Power Grids has received a USD20 million order from Turkey's state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Türkiye Elektrik Iletim A.S (TEIAS) to supply power transformers.

Italy’s Prysmian signs framework agreement with France’s RTE for HVAC cables 

February 18, 2021
The Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian Group has signed a new framework agreement with French transmission system operator (TSO) Reseau de Transport d'Electricite (RTE), confirming its role as a major partner in the latter’s plan of upgrading and developing national power girds.

Greek Mytilineos wins 26 MW BESS contracts in Italy’s Terna's auction 

February 10, 2021
Greek industrial group Mytilineos SA won two contracts for 26 MW of energy storage in Italy’s fast reserve auction held in early December 2020.



Middle East & Africa


Saudi SEC awards SAR365 million worth transmission contracts 

February 26, 2021
Recently, the Saudi Electric Company (SEC) awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) transmission contracts worth SAR365 million to local players Al Sharif Group and National Contracting Company (NCC), and South Korean Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai).

Saudi’s SEC awards Al Sharif with EPC substation contract worth SAR198 million 

February 22, 2021
Recently, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth SAR198 million to local Al Sharif Group for the 380/132 kV Saad solar PV substation.

Saudi’s SEC awards KPTL, Bin Omairah SAR117 million 230 kV OHTL contract 

February 18, 2021
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) awarded a joint venture (JV), comprising of Indian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) and local Bin Omairah, a SAR117 million contract for the construction of 165.66-km-long, 230 kV overhead transmission line (OHTL) for the Jafurah gas plant.

Egypt’s Elsewedy Electric bags KWD16 million, 400 kV line contract from Kuwait’s MEW 

February 17, 2021
Recently, Egyptian Elsewedy Electric has bagged a KWD16.1 million contract from the Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) for the supply and installation of 96-km-long, 400 kV overhead transmission line (OHTL) for the Boubyan (Z) Main substation.