ABB wins $35 Million HVDC Upgrade Order in Canada

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth about $35 million from Hydro-Québec to upgrade the 350 megawatt (MW) Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link, that connects the grids of New Brunswick and Hydro Québec in southeast Canada. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014.


Strabag solidifies Presence in Canada with winning Bid to build Outfall Tunnel

Publicly-listed construction group Strabag has secured a new contract in Canada: In its winning tender, the company agreed to build the Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel for CAD 79 million (approx. € 54 million). The project centres on the excavation of two 60 m deep shafts and a 6.3 km rock-bored tunnel that is designed to carry treated effluent water from the water treatment plant in Oakville into Lake Ontario.


Grontmij to create extensive Flood Risk Management Plans for Poland

Grontmij, a listed consulting & engineering company with a strong European presence, has been appointed by the Polish National Water Management Authority (NWMA) to prepare comprehensive flood risk management plans, in a consortium with the Polish Institute of Meteorology & Water Management, DHI Group and Arcadis. The plans will cover the whole of Poland and at least 15,000 km of the country’s rivers. For Grontmij, this assignment is worth € 2.2 million.


Bilfinger Technology for Austrian hydroelectric Power Plants

In its Piping Systems division, engineering and services group Bilfinger has won two new orders in Austrian hydroelectric power plants with a total volume of about €45 million. For Voralberger Illwerke AG, the Group is manufacturing and installing all pressure piping systems for the new Obervermunt II pumped storage power plant. At the Reißeck II hydroelectric power plant in Kärnten, which Bilfinger has been involved in from the start, the company has received a supplementary order.

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