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Maritime Link completed
15 June, 2018
ABB has officially completed the Maritime Link, formally handing over...
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Shift needed in electrification for EU goals
Friday, June 08, 2018 by European trade body Eurelectric says that a “major shift” in electrification to transport, buildings and industry is required to enable EU nations to meet Paris climate goals.

New SF6-free MV GIS switchgear
Monday, April 23, 2018 by Siemens has developed a medium-voltage switchgear that doesn’t require sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) as the insulating gas.

NY Regulators open storm damage probe
Friday, April 06, 2018 by New York State utility regulators have told the management of the state's biggest electric utilities that an investigation into preparedness for, and response to, two early March...

European TSOs have restored the norm
Friday, April 06, 2018 by Following frequency deviations that affected the Continental Europe Power System between mid-January and the beginning of March, the continental TSOs have restored the situation back...

Prysmian signs framework agreement to upgrade Italian grid
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Prysmian Group, the prominent energy and telecom cable systems company, has been awarded a framework contract to upgrade the national power grid.

European frequency disruption traced to Balkan states
Sunday, March 18, 2018 by ENTSO-E, the association of European TSOs, has reported a severe disruption of the Continental European Power System.

GE to build HVDC ‘highway’ in S Korea
Friday, February 02, 2018 by GE has signed a $320 million contract with KEPCO to build an HVDC ‘Energy Highway’ to power South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

Nexans completes Canada’s Maritime link contract
Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Canada’s Maritime Link project is on schedule to start commercial operations this month.

ABB achieves 1100 kV DC breakthrough
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Transformers and other key equipment to be supplied by ABB for the world’s first 1100 kV UHVDC project have successfully completed a ‘stringent’ test phase.

ABB signs grid research MOU with Imperial College
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The ABB Group has signed an MOU with Imperial College London to explore opportunities for the creation of a unique digital power network demonstrator unit.

GE to manufacture largest generator transformer
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by 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
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by 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
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 by 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
Sunday, August 13, 2017 by 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
Monday, July 24, 2017 by 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
Friday, July 07, 2017 by 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
Friday, June 16, 2017 by ABB has commissioned and handed over the DolWin2 offshore wind transmission link to the transmission system operator TenneT.

EIB to finance NordLink
Friday, June 09, 2017 by 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
Friday, May 12, 2017 by Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two mobile substations to National Grid SA, the transmission operator of Saudi Electricity Company.

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