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Alstom will provide a gas-insulated substation to supply energy to Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma

21/12/2012

Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to supply, install, and commission a 230 kV underground gas-insulated substation, for the “Diana project” on the Paseo de la Reforma avenue in Mexico City. The substation will increase power supply and insure a more stable energy source for the city’s commercial hub.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will supply all equipment for the 230 kV substation. Assembly, commissioning, supervision of all testing and on-site training will be performed by the local Alstom Grid Services team, in Mexico.

“The substation is a key element of the “Diana project” and will be located at the core of the metropolitan electrical network. It is an integral part of CFE´s modernization program, seeking to provide its customers with a more reliable electrical supply,” says Cintia Angulo, President and CEO of Alstom Mexico.

Gas-insulated substations are ideal for largely-populated cities such as Mexico City. Their compact size facilitates maintenance and ensures a reduced environmental footprint.

Alstom, with over 50 years in the energy transmission business in Mexico, is a leading supplier of gas-insulated substations in Mexico having installed over 300 bays and fifty-seven 123-420 kV substations throughout the country. With over 2,000 substations and over 20,000 bays delivered and in operation around the world over the last 44 years, Alstom is the leader in securing reliability and safety for its customers’ operations.

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, 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 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.

Alstom Grid 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 its customers’ projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. 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.

Websites www.alstom.com, www.alstom.com/grid

Press contact

Mariana Maciel (Alstom Brazil & Latin America) – 5511 3612-7074

mariana.maciel@crn.alstom.com