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GE to manufacture largest generator transformer
GE will manufacture the largest generator transformer ever made in Turkey at its power transformers factory in Gebze.
ABB to install solar inverters at 750 railway stations
ABB has contracted to provide inverters for solar systems at 750 railway stations in northern India to reduce dependence on traditional sources of energy.
Nexans orders new cable-laying vessel
Nexans has ordered a new state-of-the-art cable laying vessel with a cable capacity of 10 000 tonnes to handle contracts resulting from the growing worldwide demand for high...
EIB supports Alliander upgrade
Dutch network firm Alliander has signed a €300 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help finance the renewal and expansion of the distribution network.
Innovative traction power solution for UK rail network
ABB has won a $20 million contract from Network Rail to provide a trackside power electronics solution for new high-speed electric trains.
Major progress on Turkana transmission line
A power transmission line linking a large-scale wind farm in Kenya with the country’s national grid could be completed in the next three months, the government has announced.
ABB hands over DolWin2 wind connection
ABB has commissioned and handed over the DolWin2 offshore wind transmission link to the transmission system operator TenneT.
EIB to finance NordLink
The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 300 million loan agreement with Norwegian TSO Statnett for the completion of the Nordlink interconnector between Germany and Norway.
Mobile substations to be deployed in Saudi Arabia
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two mobile substations to National Grid SA, the transmission operator of Saudi Electricity Company.
EU network codes conference gets under way
The various bodies involved in running Europe’s electricity grid are holding a web-streamed conference to determine how to jointly implement the EU’s new network grid codes.
TenneT to trial first ‘super cable’
TenneT is planning to install a trial run of between two and four km of underground superconducting high-voltage cable in the Dutch electricity grid.
World’s first digital distribution transformer launched by ABB
ABB has launched what it says is the world’s first digital distribution transformer. It employs integrated sensing and monitoring technology
EU clears Kriegers Flak state aid
The European Commission has granted Denmark permission to provide state support for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.
TenneT and Energinet.dk plan Power Link Island
TenneT TSO BV, Energinet.dk and TenneT TSO GmbH are to sign a trilateral agreement to press ahead on developing a large renewable electricity transmission system in the North Sea.
UK shortlists transmission link bidders
UK energy regulator Ofgem has announced the shortlist of bidders competing to own and operate the power transmission links for three offshore wind farms.
Ukraine power grid outage was caused by hacking
An investigation into a December 2016 power outage in Ukraine has found that the incident was the result of hacking.
ABB completes HVDC link upgrade for Hydro-Québec
ABB has completed a major upgrade of the 350 MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current transmission link that connects the grids of Québec and New Brunswick in southeast Canada.
ABB wins $640 m transmission mega-deal
ABB has teamed up with India’s national electricity grid operator Powergrid in a mega-project worth over $640 million to deliver an 1800km transmission link.
World’s first power electronic fault current limiter to be deployed in London
ABB is partnering with UK Power Networks in the PowerFul-CB project that is intended as a forerunner for the connection of more distributed generation on London’s distribution networks.