Siemens Energy was awarded a contract by Northeast Utilities for 115 kV and 345 kV gas-insulated transmission lines (GITL) for the Agawam (Massachusetts) and North Bloomfield (Connecticut) substation additions. The substations are part of the Greater Springfield Reliability Project, one of four major transmission projects comprising the New England East-West Solution (NEEWS), designed to address transmission system overload and meet federal and regional reliability standards. For the GITL portion of the project, Siemens is expected to provide engineering, design, assembly, construction and commissioning activities. Construction on the Greater Springfield Reliability Project started in substations in Massachusetts in late 2010 and will start in Connecticut in late 2011. The estimated in-service date is 2013.