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Alstom delivers the 420 kV electrical substation in Barkeryd, Sweden

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Alstom Grid has successfully delivered the 420 kV electrical substation in Barkeryd, Sweden, after two and a half years of construction. The switchyard, situated in the municipality of Nässjö, southern Sweden, will be connected to Svenska Kraftnäts South West Link.

The Barkeryd project includes the delivery of the 400 kV double busbar circuit breaker system, a 130 kV single busbar circuit breaker system as well as all engineering, civil works installation and commissioning. This 420 kV substation will serve Swedens South West Link, which consists of a new alternating current (AC) link between Barkeryd and Hallsberg, and a direct current (DC) link between Barkeryd and Hurva.

The Barkeryd station will feed power into the major South West Link. It is an essential step in ensuring a reliable and more sustainable power supply in Sweden, says Claes Schiebe, Alstom Grid Vice-President for Power Electronics Activities. This is just one of many milestones to come in one of the most exciting transmission projects worldwide.

The substation now sits adjacent to the site of the future South West Link High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Voltage Source Converter (VSC) station, which will also be designed and delivered by Alstom.

In December 2011, Alstom Grid was also selected to deliver the South West Link HVDC interconnection between Barkeryd and Hurva, the worlds first VSC multi-terminal-enabled scheme. The aim of the South West Link is to reinforce the existing AC (Alternating Current) network by increasing operational safety and power transmission capacity to southern Sweden. 

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 planets 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 Grids 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.

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Nathalie Bourotte (Alstom Grid) - Tel: +33 1 49 01 62 17

Michelle Marcher (Alstom Sweden)- Tel:  +46 087236576