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Alstom inaugurates a mobile service workshop

23/10/2013

Alstom has unveiled its new mobile facility for transformer on-site repair, refurbishment, redesign and high voltage test in Jebel Ali, Dubai (UAE). It consists of a mobile enclosure to repair transformers including active parts in a controlled environment, advanced drying equipment and a container-sized high voltage testing module for diagnostic and test after repair. Large power transformers and special transformers of all type and origin, up to 400 kV, can now benefit on site from Alstom’s service expertise. The mobile facility is dedicated to customers in the Near and Middle East as well as nearby regions. 

The new facility helps customers reduce outage and down time compared to other options, while eliminating costs and risks associated with heavy transport. Supported by Alstom’s power transformer know-how and experience, the mobile workshop and dedicated team offer an attractive alternative solution to fix transformer failure or poor performance issues. 

Alstom has already received a first field repair order. PDO, Petroleum Development Oman, the foremost hydrocarbon exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman, accounting for more than 90% of the country’s crude-oil production, signed for a $1 million contract to rewind a rectifier transformer at site. 

Hamed Heyhat, Alstom’s Regional Managing Director for Grid Service said: “Proximity is essential for ensuring optimal performance of our customers’ assets. Bringing the best of Alstom's technical competence on site, for a key asset like transformers, will deliver a quick and satisfactory response to customer needs in the region”. 

Alstom Grid offers services to optimise the electrical infrastructure, increase return on investment, and improve the lifecycle cost of existing electrical grids. Teams provide service expertise in network design and asset consultancy, condition-monitoring, asset management, predictive maintenance, emergency support, and long-term service contracts. 

Jan Masschelin, Alstom’s Vice President for Grid Service said: “Alstom Grid Service plays an important role in maintaining customer assets and maximising availability and reliability of the transmission network. Being highly committed to customer satisfaction, Alstom invests in innovation both in terms of maintenance solutions and long-term asset management.” 

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 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13. 

Alstom Grid has one clear vision: to develop innovative solutions for a flexible, reliable, affordable and sustainable electrical grid, everywhere. We design, manufacture, install and service the power transmission and distribution products and systems that empower the planet’s low carbon economy... for now and for the future.

Alstom Grid has over 130 years’ experience and ranks among the top three in the electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion. Alstom Grid’s 19,000 employees are spread across 88 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide and have one common mission: be our customers’ trusted partner, from the source to the city.

We are energising a smarter world… with Alstom.

 

Press Contacts 

Majed Al-Majed (Alstom Near & Middle East): majed.almajed@crn.alstom.com - Tel: +971 4 2929 848

Nathalie Bourotte (Alstom Grid): nathalie.bourotte@alstom.com – Tel: +33 1 49 01 62 17

 

Website: www.alstom.com/grid