Power utilities news

IRENA and SGCC agree in global energy transition initiatives

CRU Subscriber Content
08 Jun 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (China)
 | Topic: 
Regulation

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world's largest utility, have agreed to enhance their co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and regional initiatives, including the Paris Agreement and the Belt and Road initiative.

SMD Upgrades subsea vehicle for Prysmian

CRU Subscriber Content
08 Jun 2017
 | Region: 
Europe (UK)
 | Topic: 
Corporate, Projects

Following an extensive upgrade and modernisation programme, a remotely operated vehicle designed and manufactured by UK-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has successfully completed its first round of projects burying offshore power cables.

EIB completes financing for Nordlink with Statnett

CRU Subscriber Content
07 Jun 2017
 | Region: 
Europe (Germany, Norway)
 | Topic: 
Projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €300 million ($338 million) loan agreement with Norwegian transmission system operator Statnett for the completion of the NordLink interconnector between Germany and Norway.

LS Cable to supply Danish & Vietnamese clients

CRU Subscriber Content
07 Jun 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (Vietnam), Europe (Denmark)
 | Topic: 
Financials, Projects

South Korea's LS Cable has won awards to supply high voltage cables to Denmark's Dong Energy as well as clients in Vietnam.

AMSC and ECI expand relationship on grid solutions

CRU Subscriber Content
19 May 2017
 | Region: 
North America (USA)
 | Topic: 
Corporate

US energy solutions provider, AMSC said it has expanded its relations on grid solutions with Electrical Consultants Inc. (ECI) of Billings, Montana.

Albatros offshore windfarm contract for VBMS

CRU Subscriber Content
18 May 2017
 | Region: 
Europe (Germany)
 | Topic: 
Projects

VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has been awarded an inter-array cabling contract by EnBW Albatros for the 112 MW Albatros Offshore Wind Farm off the German coast.

Nexans delivers first cable for Maritime Link Project

CRU Subscriber Content
27 Apr 2017
 | Region: 
North America (Canada)
 | Topic: 
Projects

The first of North America's two longest submarine electricity cables has arrived in Atlantic Canada onboard Nexans' cable laying vessel the Skagerrak.

New centre to test HVDC use on UK grid

CRU Subscriber Content
27 Apr 2017
 | Region: 
Europe (UK)
 | Topic: 
Corporate

A new cutting-edge technology centre has opened in Cumbernauld, Scotland, allowing the energy industry to simulate real life conditions to test and de-risk the use of high voltage direct current (HVDC) on the electricity network in the UK.

Kahramaa inks $2.3bn cable & substation contracts

CRU Subscriber Content
27 Apr 2017
 | Region: 
Asia (Qatar)
 | Topic: 
Projects

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) signed a slew of electricity network expansion contracts with a number of local and international firms for Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Plan.