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NTDCL & KEPCO sign transmission contract

National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDCL) and Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) have signed a consultancy contract for designing, engineering and construction supervision of 500 kilovolts (kV) Dasu-Islamabad transmission line. General Manager GSC Abdur Razzaq Cheema said Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) had identified 26 potential hydropower project sites in northern areas. ...

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$68.7 Billion on grid for 2015

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) said it plans to spend 420.2 billion renminbi ($68.7bn) on grid infrastructure this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 24%, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. The investment boost follows a 14.1% increase in spending in 2014, Xinhua said. SGCC will start construction of 64,000 kilometres of alternating current (AC) power transmission lines an ...

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UAE installation win for ABB

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $28 million to supply an electrical Balance-of-Plant (eBoP) solution for a new independent water and power producer (IWPP) project in the United Arab Emirates.The order was placed in the fourth quarter by Hyundai Engineering & Construction, the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As p ...

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SAS to reach $3.2 Billion by 2020

According to GlobalData, the global market for Substation Automation Systems (SAS) for transmission substations will expand in value from an estimated $2.1 billion in 2014 to approximately $3.2 billion by 2020. As electricity demand continues to increase, nearly all major Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries are pursuing the deployment ... The company’s latest report states that the two key factors driving SAS mar ...

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SBSS complete Venezuelan subsea installation

SBSS has successfully completed the installation and burial of two subsea power cables connecting Margarita Island to Chacopata on the Venezuelan mainland.   With SBSS already recognized in the industry as one of Asia’s leading subsea cable solutions provider, this milestone project was their first to be executed in Latin America.   To achieve the project’s goals, SBSS took the cable installation ...

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Alstom T&D in Indian Win

Alstom T&D India has bagged an order of about Rs 151 crore order from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd (RRVPNL) to supply a 400/220 kV substation in Bhadla and expand the existing 400/220 kV substation in Bikaner. The new 400 kV grid substation in Bhadla to be set up by the Indian unit of the French firm will help evacuate power from the Bhadla solar park and other upcoming solar parks in the a ...

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ABB in India grid win

ABB has landed orders worth $55 million from Bihar Grid Corporation Limited (BGCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) to build new transmission and distribution substations that will boost power supplies in the two east Indian states. Bihar and West Bengal regularly face significant power shortfalls. Add to this the increasing demand due to the growing mining and agricu ...

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ABB installs highest 1.2mv circuit breaker

ABB has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned a 1.2MV circuit breaker--the highest AC voltage level in the world--at the national test station constructed by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), India's central transmission utility, at Bina, Madhya Pradesh. Once the ultrahigh-voltage switchgear is fully operational, it will have a switching capacity of 10.4GW--a switch capable o ...

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Regional Cooperation needed

On the 1st of November 2014, Bangladesh suffered an electricity blackout that lasted 10 hours, making it one of the worst power failures in the country’s history. Although the current government has made significant improvements in the generation of electricity in recent years, which has increased from 4,130 MW in 2007 to 8,525 MW in 2013 , this was the fourth blackout and load shedding is still a reality w ...

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Alstom T&D India Post big profit!

Alstom T&D India on Friday posted a 70.68 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 35.52 crore for the quarter ended September, driven by improved execution efficiency. The power transmission major had reported a net profit of Rs 20.81 crore for the corresponding quarter last fiscal year, it said in a filing to the BSE. Net income from operations during the quarter under review improved 13.13 per cent to R ...

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