Alstom Grid and National Grid SA of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two companies will cooperate in developing and advancing electricity infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a long-term basis. This MOU was signed by Mr. Mohammad Al-Rafaa, Engineering Vice President of National Grid SA and Mr. Michel Augonnet, Senior Vice President Commercial Solutions of Alstom Grid during a ceremony organised at the Alstom Grid Headquarters in Paris.
According to the MOU, the two parties will cooperate in fields of standards and specifications, engineering and design, maintenance and operation, technical exchange forums and technology roadmap. This cooperation between Alstom and National Grid SA includes main equipment such as HV switchgear, power transformers, substation automation solutions including protection and measurement IEDs, digital substation, smart grid and supergrid applications, network management as well as maintenance.
Additionally, this MOU includes a range of training courses conducted by experts from the Alstom Technical Institute, providing National Grid SA engineers with the optimum level of technical information adapted to their day-to-day requirements.