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Alstom plans to develop new state-of-the-art facility in Stafford

18/12/2014

International engineering company Alstom has today announced that it plans to build a new facility in Stafford to house its Automation division. Alstom will retain a number of its existing locations in the town and build the facility at the Redhill Business Park, with the aim to open it by the end of 2016, when the company’s UK Automation activities will move from its current location at its St Leonards site.

Christmas comes to Partington Community

17/12/2014

Referred to sometimes as Mr Nasty because of his strict timekeeping and mobile phone use regime; Rainer Lueoend, site manager at Carrington Power Station, had the opportunity to show a more generous side to his character during the festive season.  Money raised from the late fine system he implemented at site, to the tune of over £2,800, has been donated to a variety of community groups in Partington.

Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

25/11/2014

As part of their testing programmes at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, Alstom’s tidal devices have now generated over 1GWh of electricity, in actual operating conditions, to the Scottish grid. 

Alstom delivered the final Citadis tram to Nottingham

13/11/2014

Alstom delivered the last of the 22 Citadis trams for Nottingham Express Transit (NET). While five of them are already on service on Line 1, the 17 others - presently being tested - will enter service next year on the expanded NET network.

Record high orders and improving profitability in Alstom’s first half of 2014/15, Key milestones achieved in the project with General Electric

05/11/2014

In the context of the project between Alstom and General Electric, and in compliance with IFRS 5, Thermal Power, Renewable Power and Grid activities, as well as some corporate costs, have been classified as Discontinued Operations; they are therefore not included in orders, sales, income from operations and are reported under the “net income – discontinued operations” line.

Alstom works with ScottishPower Energy Networks to strengthen grid stability in Great Britain

21/10/2014

Alstom has been awarded a contract by ScottishPower Transmission to provide a flexible wide area monitoring solution to strengthen grid stability in the GB electricity network.

Alstom works with ScottishPower Energy Networks to strengthen Scottish grid with sub-synchronous oscillation monitoring

21/10/2014

Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract by ScottishPower Energy Networks, the transmission and distribution network operator in Central and Southern Scotland, to strengthen Scottish grid with the provision of sub-synchronous oscillation monitoring and detection capabilities. This contract includes a grid monitoring and detection system for real-time early warning of sub-synchronous oscillations (SSO) and off-line analysis of system behaviour related to the physical effects of series compensation and HVDC systems on nearby generation units.

Positive Partington visit Carrington Power Station

20/10/2014

Eight members of community group Positive Partington visited Carrington Power Station to get a better idea about how the power station on their doorstep was developing.

New Tram named after Nottingham's boxing hero

17/10/2014

One of Nottingham’s brand new trams has been named after local sporting hero and boxing world champion, Carl Froch.

Trafford Planners visit Carrington Power Station

16/10/2014

Planning officers from Trafford Council have visited Carrington Power Station to see at first-hand how the development was progressing.