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China State Grid Cuts Investment for 2016?

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) cut its 2016 investment budget because the timing of its power transmission projects means less capital is required than last year, its chairman said on Thursday. The investment cut by SGCC, China's dominant state power grid builder and operator and a major consumer of copper and aluminium, has added to concerns over dwindling Chinese demand, but Chairman Liu Zheny ...

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Compton & Greaves in $35 Mln PLN Order

Crompton & Greaves on Friday announced that it has bagged a $35 million (Rs.236 crore) order from Indonesia’s government run electricity company PT PLN (Persero). As part of the deal, the Indian electric major will produce and put in place 28 power transformers in the 83.3MVA and 167 MVA range and voltage in the 150kV/500kV range in Indonesia. The delivery will begin from May this year and end in March next ...

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CTC increases line capacity

Earlier this month CTC Global's CEO, Mr. J.D. Sitton, was invited to speak at the 2016 T&D conclave "Elecrama" in Bangalore, India. Mr. Sitton explained to the delegates the importance of leveraging modern conductor technology to increase line capacity and reduce line losses. Using a 33 kV example with an existing 105 mm^2 ACSR "Dog" conductor, Mr. Sitton showed how replacing it with high-capacity composite ...

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Belen’s new wireless access points

Belden Introduces New Space-Saving, Customizable Wireless Access Points Hirschmann BAT450-F Family of Access Points Power Reliable Transportation Communication and Enable Flexible Network Integrations Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has debuted its latest solution for deploying industrial wireless networks – the BAT450-F Industrial Wireless Lo ...

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GE’s Alstom offer gets poor response in India

US giant GE's Rs 1,926-crore open offer to acquire 6.4 crore publicly held shares in Alstom T&D India has elicited a poor response, with just 43,439 shares getting tendered. GE has accepted offer for 42,570 equity shares, out of 43,439 tendered by shareholders, for Rs 1.28 crore under its open offer to acquire 6.4 crore shares for Rs 1,926 crore, Alstom T&D India said in a BSE filing today. The statement sa ...

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ABB’s SP Powergrid Order

ABB has won an order from SP PowerGrid to supply four 66 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations for the city-state of Singapore. The project is part of SP PowerGrid’s continuous efforts to strengthen the efficiency and reliability of its transmission and distribution networks and to meet the growing demand for power in Singapore’s industrial, commercial and residential sectors. As part of ...

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UHV manufacturers to benefit from China’s clean air drive

As China’s nine month-long stock market rout drags on, certain counter-cyclical growth stocks have stood out from the crowd, with analysts recommending them on the basis of cheap valuations relative to their growth prospects. Among the standouts are power grid equipment makers, whose shares have been under pressure in recent months. Many have regained investment attractiveness, especially those making high- ...

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Is China’s UHV network working?

Utilisation of China’s ultra-high-voltage (UHV) power transmission lines, designed to send excess electricity in remote interior regions to coastal centres battling worsening air pollution, has been lower than expected, according to analysts. The high-capacity UHV lines, more efficient and economic for long-distance transmission, are expected to cost state-owned State Grid Corporation more than 600 billion ...

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China develops global energy connection

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) on Thursday held a workshop on investment and financing for global energy interconnection (GEI). Representatives from the Chinese government, international organizations, financial and power enterprises from China and abroad discussed on the development of GEI. Liu Zhenya, chairman of the SGCC and China Electricity Council, said the main purpose of the workshop is ...

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Vietnam Submarine cable project begins

Construction of a 15.5km submarine cable connecting the Cham Islands to the national power grid began on Saturday. The VND485 billion (US$22.7 million) project, which is 85 per cent funded by the State budget, will be built by Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN)'s Central Power Corporation. The project will also include nearly 30km of lines over the island and six transmission stations. Chairman of the central Qu ...

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