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Alstom to build and upgrade eleven electrical substations in Germany

Alstom Grid has been awarded eleven turnkey projects worth over €50 million by Netze BW, the German distribution network operator of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, to modernise their electrical network in Germany. The projects include the construction and upgrade of four gas-insulated substations (GIS) in Stuttgart city centre and seven turnkey air-insulated substations (AIS) in rural areas, scheduled for completion by 2017.

Alstom will supply the necessary electrical equipment to build and extend the gas-insulated and air-insulated substations. The turnkey projects include the related civil works. The construction and modernisation of these substations will strengthen power distribution, ensuring a reliable energy supply.

“Due to the ongoing development of renewable energies, we are currently modernising and expanding our distribution networks. The use of modern technologies is enhancing the performance and capacity of our networks, increasing security of supply for our customers,” says Dr. Martin Konermann, Managing Director of Netze BW.  

Axel Kossmann, Country Sales Director Alstom Grid Germany, added, “The orders from Netze BW confirm our leading expertise in turnkey projects, a key facet of Alstom’s contribution to Germany’s energy transition. Meanwhile, the current projects represent a yet another milestone in the modernisation of Germany’s electrical distribution networks.” 

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 €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14. 

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 €3.8 billion. Alstom Grid’s 17,000 employees are spread across 87 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

Caroline Kozik (Alstom Grid)
Tel: +33 1 49 01 63 06; 
caroline.kozik@alstom.com

Beatrix Fontius (Alstom Deutschland AG)
Tel: +49 621 329 2547 
beatrix.fontius@alstom.com