Alstom secures EUR100 million substation contracts with TransGrid in Australia

Source: Alstom

Alstom Grid has been awarded two contracts worth approximately EUR100 million (US$140 million) by TransGrid, Australia’s largest electricity transmission provider, for three new high voltage electrical substations in the State of New South Wales, Australia. The substations will be located at Wallerawang in the Central West area and Holroyd/Rookwood Road in the centre of Sydney. Both projects are scheduled to be delivered in 2013.

The Holroyd and Rookwood Road project, worth around EUR70 million (US$98 million), includes three gas-insulated substations, three air-insulated substations and three air-cored series reactors. It represents the first 330kV gas-insulated substation contract awarded to Alstom Grid following a number of successful air-insulated substation projects delivered to TransGrid.

The scope of this project includes complete design, civil works including demolition, architectural aspects, landscaping and oil containment system, modular buildings, auxiliary transformers, protection and control cystem, AC and DC systems, communication cystem, installation, commissioning and testing work.

Driven by an increase in electricity demand in the region, mainly due to mining activity, the approximately EUR30 million (US$42 million) Wallerawang 132kV air-insulated substation project involves a complete upgrade of the feeders between Orange and the Wallerawang substations.

“These substations will be critical pieces of our network and amongst the largest gas insulated projects we have undertaken. Alstom Grid were awarded the contract after a successful tender process, backed by their solid track record in manufacturing and project management. Their solution demonstrates innovation and will allow TransGrid to achieve a cost effective solution for our customers” said Peter McIntyre, Managing Director of TransGrid.

“We appreciate TransGrid’s faith in us and we are confident that we can leverage our international manufacturing and local project management expertise to safely deliver these two major projects on time and to the satisfaction of TransGrid,” said Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, Alstom Grid President.

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