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Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France, 2014/07/30 - Alstom Grid has been awarded a €4 million contract by Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco (CHESF) to supply the future telecommunication data transmission system, Optical Transport Network (OTN) - Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO
Alstom Grid has been awarded a €4 million contract by Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco (CHESF), one of the largest transmission utilities in Brazil, to supply the future telecommunication data transmission system, Optical Transport Network (OTN), for the largest part of CHESF’s network (42 substations and three regional operation centers covering northeast Brazil). It is the first time a Latin American utility will use an innovative Optical Transport Network to streamline data transmission and optimize network performance.
Alstom’s scope includes the delivery, integration, testing, site installation, trial and warranty of the system. The OTN, which operates on optical fibers at a laser speed of 10 gigabytes per second, will accelerate telecommunication services on various levels. It will carry out enterprise applications such as day-to-day business operations, and provide mission-critical services, ensuring rapid communication for protection and control purposes between dispatch control centers, grid networks and major applications that require high levels of power availability. The new data transmission system will optimize grid management in real-time, streamlining operations and ensuring a steady supply of power at all times.
For Sergio Gomes, Vice-President of Alstom Grid,“Alstom’s delivery of the next-generation OTN telecommunication technology underscores our commitment to providing valuable Smart Grid solutions in Brazil and around the world.”
Alstom (alstom.com) 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 €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.
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 planet’s 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 €3.8 billion. Alstom Grid’s 17,000 employees are spread across 87 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide and have one common mission: be our customers’ trusted partner, from the source to the city.
We are energising a smarter world… with Alstom.
Aline Besselièvre (Alstom Grid) T: +33(0)1 49 01 67 60 - E: aline.besselievre[.]alstom.com
Elizabeth Wang (Alstom Grid) T: +33(0)1 49 01 61 23 - E: elizabeth.wang-ext[.]alstom.com