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2011-02-01_Press Release Alstom Grid_Borkum West II


Alstom Grid has been awarded a turnkey contract by Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG, who is building and will operate the Borkum West II offshore wind farm. The contract scope covers the construction of an offshore topside and substructure to house the entire electrical offshore substation.

In 2008, Alstom Grid was awarded the contract to create the complete electrical system for the offshore windfarm substation.  This amendment includes the manufacturing and delivery of the steel construction including the support structure, manufacture and delivery of the component containers, the safety technology and the topside assembly. Alstom Grid’s main subcontractor for the steelwork and topside outfitting is the expert WeserWind GmbH Offshore Construction Georgsmarienhütte located in Bremerhaven.

The Borkum West II offshore wind farm consists of 80 wind turbines, each offering a rated maximum power of 5 MW. It is situated offshore, 45 km north of the island of Borkum in the exclusive economic zone of the Federal Republic of Germany.

ALSTOM Grid has the full responsibility for the complete scope of the offshore substation to minimize interfaces for the client. Delivery is scheduled for March 2012

About Alstom 

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 96,500 people in more than 70 countries, and had sales of over € 23 billion* in 2009/10. (*Pro forma figures) 

Alstom Grid, the newest sector of Alstom, formed following the recent acquisition of AREVA’s Transmission activities on 7 June 2010, has over 100 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to their customers’ projects.  Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with a sales turnover of approximately € 3.5 billion in 2009. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. Its four main business areas are Products, Systems, Automation and Service.

At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user. 

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