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Aargau, Switzerland, 2014/05/27 - Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth a total of over 9 million Euros (CHF 11 million) for the modernization of two hydro power plants in the Canton Glarus and the Canton Valais, Switzerland. FR0010220475; ALO
In the framework of the first contract, Axpo Power AG has commissioned Alstom to upgrade the exciters and discharges of the 37.5 MWA hydro generators units 1 and 2 in the Löntsch power plant. The scope of the order includes the conversion of the excitation system for brushless regulators, the replacement of voltage transformers and circuit breakers with enclosed switchgears and the installation of fully insulated shockproof busbars for the discharges. The contract provides for sequential processing of machinery, and should be completed respectively during the summer 2015 and 2016.
We wish to thank Axpo Power Ltd, Grand Dixence Ltd and Hydro Exploitation Ltd for their renewed trust in our company . This order endorses our strategy to support customers with a full services and retrofit offering to secure operational reliability and to optimize their asset management throughout the plant’s lifespan”, said Christoph Ortmanns, Head of Sales and Project Management Service for Switzerland and Germany.
With an installed base accounting for more than a quarter of the world’s hydro facilities, Alstom has developed an extensive experience assessing and servicing, retrofitting and modernizing power plants in operation.
This particular know-how includes plant support (typically inspection, maintenance, repair, spare parts and diagnostics), small retrofit and large retrofit activities; and all types of equipment (including turbines, generators and control system). Alstom Hydro Service offers to power plant operators, both proven and flexible, standardized or customized services to to significantly extend equipment’s life span, maintain plant availability, at optimum efficiency, and even increase performance.
About Alstom Switzerland
Alstom Switzerland (alstom.com) employs a staff of around 6,500 across four locations in Switzerland and is the largest private employer in the canton of Aargau, with all three business segments of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure locally represented. During the 2013/14 business year Alstom Switzerland had sales of €2.5 billion and booked €2.2 billion in orders.
Stephanie Grange Alstom Renewable Power
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Jerome Bridon Alstom Renewable Power
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