With strengths in technology, standards, management, human resources and brand influence, as well as rich experience in EPC management for international projects, State Grid has been actively promoting grid interconnectivity, power projects contracting, electrical equipment export as well as international exchanges and cooperation in countries along the Belt and Road. By now, it has set up offices and branches (subsidiaries) in more than 20 countries and regions, including Ethiopia, Brazil, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey and Lao PDR and expanded power transmission and transformation business to nearly 40 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, covering UHV, national backbone power grid, DC transmission, medium and low voltage distribution networks, operation and maintenance and others with success of financing projects in the form of BOOT and PPP. A number of overseas projects with great influence have been under construction or put into operation, including GDHA500 kV Power Transmission and Transformation Project in Ethiopia, converter station project for Belo Monte ±800 kV UHV DC Transmission Project Phase II in Brazil, Upgrade Project of EETC 500kV National Backbone Grid in Egypt, Matiari-Lahore ±660 kV DC Power Transmission and Transformation Project in Pakistan, Ethiopia-Kenya ±500 kV DC Power Transmission and Transformation Project and six medium and high voltage substation EPC projects in Poland.
The EPC platform for State Grid’s international engineering projects has developed into the largest Chinese enterprise for overseas projects contracting in the field of power transmission and transformation. In 2017, it ranked 93rd among the ENR Top 250 international contractors in terms of revenue from overseas engineering EPC business. It is also rated as AAA grade credit enterprise of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronical Products and China International Contractors Association.
State Grid has exported equipment to more than 100 countries around the world, mainly in South America, Africa and Asia, such as Brazil, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Kenya. The equipment includes towers, wires, transformers, circuit breakers, disconnectors, control and protection equipment and others, covering most primary and secondary equipment.