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

15/07/2015

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

13/07/2015

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

08/07/2015

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

08/07/2015

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

06/07/2015

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

01/07/2015

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

01/07/2015

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.

Alstom signs two more biomass contracts in the UK

27/06/2015

Alstom has signed two contracts with Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) for Geared Reaction steam turbines (GRT) to be used in two UK biomass projects.

Alstom acquires 100% of Signalling Solutions Ltd (SSL), in the United Kingdom

28/05/2015

Alstom has signed an agreement to buy Balfour Beatty’s share of Signalling Solutions Ltd (SSL), a 50-50 joint-venture between Alstom and Balfour Beatty established in 2007 to provide advanced signalling solutions to the UK and Ireland’s rail sectors. 

Alstom signs contract for Tilbury biomass power station in UK

19/05/2015

Alstom has signed its third contract this year with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), the Danish power plant specialist, for a Geared Reaction steam turbine (GRT) at the proposed Tilbury biomass project.