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Siemens acquires 25% stake in Coelme Group

Siemens has acquired a non-controlling minority shareholding of 25% in Coelme Group, a European manufacturer of high-voltage disconnecting switches, the company announced in a press release.

GE Power and TransnetBW to upgrade transmission substation in Southwest Germany

GERMANY, Stuttgart: GE Power’s Grid Solutions business and German transmission system operator TransnetBW have signed a contract for a turnkey solution to upgrade the 380 kV Eichstetten substation, which is one of the substations in “Badische Rheinschiene” region, a highly loaded link in the transmission grid of southwest Germany.

6.5 earthquake damages all transformers in Leyte

Philippines, the Visayas: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit the islands of Visayas last week damaged four out of six transformers Ormoc City in Leyte, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

Eskom former CE Brian Molefe to resume position

South Africa, Johannesburg: Brian Molefe, the former Eskom Chief Executive, is expected to resume his position as head on Monday 15 May 2017, after Eskom decided to revoke its decision to pay him a pension pay-out, reports ESI-Africa.

Končar D&ST acquires Polish transformer manufacturer

Croatia, Zagreb: Croatian manufacturer of distribution and special transformers KONČAR – D&ST has signed a contract to acquire a majority stake in the Polish transformer manufacturer Power Engineering Transformatory based in Czerwonak, Poznan.

New substations planned in Mason County, WA

USA, Washington: The largest public utility district (PUD) in Mason County, Washington, PUD No.3, expects to build four to five new substations over the next decade in order to keep up with the growing electricity demand.