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Alstom Grid to supply Substation Automation Solutions for three UK offshore wind farms


Alstom has been awarded substation automation contracts for three of DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms. The systems will be fitted at the Race Bank project off the Norfolk Coast, the Walney Extension in the Irish Sea and at the Burbo Bank Extension in Liverpool Bay. All three projects are currently at various stages of development.All projects will feature Alstom Grid’s DS Agile, the company’s next generation digital control system for smart substations. DS Agile’s advanced situational awareness features coupled with leading-edge MiCOM P40 Agile protection range will allow the customer to protect, monitor and control their assets. The DS Agile user-friendly operator interface gives access to key data through interactive dashboards, allowing efficient supervision of the health and performance of the equipment. It also permits operators to “zoom-in” and get valuable information, allowing them to pro-actively take decisions to mitigate issues and maximise energy flows from the windfarms.

Kane is able as two Stafford-based Alstom apprentice welders reach top final of top welding competition


Kane Foulkes and James Elliott, both apprentice welders at Alstom in Stafford, have won the right to compete for the SkillWeld National title of best apprentice welder.

Funding Boost for Abbots Lea School


Alstom and DF Energy, consortium partners for the construction of Carrington Power Station in Manchester, have donated £1000 to Abbots Lea School, based in Liverpool. 

Family Fun Day Funding


Alstom and DF Energy, consortium partners for the construction of Carrington Power Station, have contributed £950 towards the cost of running the Friends of Cross Lane Park Family Fun Day, which took place at Cross Lane Park on Saturday 27 June.

Work starts on new Alstom facility in Stafford


International engineering company Alstom has held a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of work at its new multi-million pound facility in Stafford.

Stafford-based Alstom apprentice welder scoops top award for Midlands region


Dale McCombe, an Alstom apprentice welder based in the company’s Stafford Welding School, has been named ECITB Midlands Apprentice of the Year.

Charity cyclists from Alstom in Bristol raise £4,500 with epic ride to Nantes


Eleven cyclists from Alstom’s Ocean Energy teams have completed an unsupported 440km bike ride over three days from the Bristol office to Nantes, the location of the team’s global HQ.

Positive Move for away day


Alstom and DF Energy, consortium partners for the construction of Carrington Power Station, have contributed £400 towards the running costs of day trips organised by community group Positive Moves CIC.  The trips are organised on a regular basis for people aged 65 and above, with recent trips including visits to Bury Market and Port Sunlight.

Alstom partners with London Underground to complete the modernisation of Northern line trains


Alstom has now completed the modernisation of 106 trains serving the Northern line, following a two year upgrade programme for London Underground (LU). Alstom has worked in partnership with LU to ensure a seamless transition and to maintain the daily service levels ‎of the Underground.

Alstom makes further commitment to Stafford with plans for second state-of-the-art facility in town


Alstom has announced plans for the creation of a second new facility in Redhill, Stafford. This state of the art facility will house Alstom’s High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) and Systems operations. Together with the Automation division, the facility will be completed by early 2017.