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LS Cable gets Qatar HV supply contract

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16 Aug 2017
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Asia (Qatar)
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Projects

South Korea's LS Cable said that it signed a deal worth a total of WON 211 billion ($185 million) with Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to supply 132kV, 220kV and 400kV underground cables.

Emera makes formal proposal for Atlantic Link

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16 Aug 2017
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North America (Canada, USA)
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Canadian energy and services company, Emera, has formally proposed construction of the Atlantic Link project, a new 1,000 MW subsea transmission line directly connecting Atlantic Canada to the Boston load centre in Massachusetts, US.

TBEA bids for CASA-1000 transmission line

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11 Aug 2017
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Asia (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan)
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Projects

China's Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) is reportedly the only Chinese company to bid for the Central-Asia-South-Asia Power Transmission Project, also called CASA-1000. It is unclear if there were any other bids from international companies, but a number of undisclosed Indian firms are understood to also have shown an interest.

Nexans installs first segment of NordLink interconnector

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11 Aug 2017
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Europe (Germany, Norway)
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Projects

France's Nexans said it has installed the first segment of the NordLink interconnector using its cable laying vessel, the C/S Nexans Skagerrak in Vollesfjorden, Norway.

ABB strengthen Iraq power infrastructure

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11 Aug 2017
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Asia (Iraq)
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Projects

Switzerland's ABB has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 MW Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq.

Alliander gets EIB loan for Netherlands grid

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02 Aug 2017
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Europe (Netherlands)
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Projects

Dutch network company Alliander has signed a €300 million ($353 million) loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the renewal and expansion of the company's electricity distribution network.

EIB lends €130m for Italy-France interconnector

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02 Aug 2017
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Europe (France, Italy)
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Projects

Italian transmission system operator Terna Rete Italia and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a deal for a €130 million ($153 million) loan in support of investments for the public component of the "Piedmont-Savoy" project, the new 320 kV direct current electricity interconnector that will link Italy and France.

Canyon Offshore to trench NSL interconnector

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20 Jul 2017
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Europe (Norway, UK)
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Projects

The UK's Canyon Offshore, a trenching solution provider based in Aberdeen, Scotland, has been awarded a contract for the provision of offshore cable trenching services on the €1.5 - 2 billion ($1.7 - 2.3 billion) North Sea Link (NSL) Interconnector.

Prysmian and Siemens in Lake Erie Connector project

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12 Jul 2017
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Italy's Prysmian and Germany's Siemens have signed service agreements for the 1,000MW ITC Lake Erie Connector project, which will connect Erie in Pennsylvania, US with Nanticoke in Ontario, Canada.

Stevin HV grid project gets EIB loan injection

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06 Jul 2017
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Europe (Belgium)
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Projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Elia, the operator of the Belgian high-voltage grid, have concluded a loan agreement for €100 million ($113 million) with a tenor of 7 years.