alstom sa-unspon adr (ALSMY) Key Developments
Alstom Wins €66 Million Contract by Trafikverket to Implement the Iconis Control Centre Solution
Sep 30 15
Alstom has been awarded by Trafikverket, a contract worth €66 million to implement the Iconis control centre solution. The new traffic management system will cover the entire country, and forms part of a broader project by Trafikverket to improve the punctuality and capacity of its network. The scope of the contract, which will run for eight years with an additional nine-year option, also covers the development and maintenance of the system. Iconis is a mature and well established product with many references in commercial operation. Alstom’s Iconis Mainline control centre solution integrates information, monitoring, control and optimisation of the entire rail network, allowing for traffic disturbances, management and resource allocation. Alstom’s solution combines the reliability of a standardised product with the necessary flexibility for future evolution. Iconis is a highly configurable product based on open integration technologies that can be adapted to customer requirements, and which accommodates changes and additional features.
Alstom and Rheinenergi Connect 453MW Niehl 3 Power Plant to German Grid
Sep 29 15
Alstom and RheinEnergi have synchronised the 453MW Niehl 3 power plant in Cologne with the German electricity grid. The facility, which generates both heat and power from natural gas, is based on Alstom's KA26 combined-cycle plant design, which brings operational flexibility as well as high-efficiency and district heating capabilities. The combined-cycle heat and power plant (CHP) plant has been designed to secure the base load power in the country, and is a part of its energy transformation framework. With 453MW of power capacity and 265MW of thermal heating output, the facility can meet the electricity needs of up to one million households and provide around 30,000 households with district heating. Commercial operation of the power plant, claimed to have around 85% fuel efficiency, is expected to start early next year.
Alstom Receives Contract from Ergon Energy to Deliver Demand Response Management System
Sep 26 15
Alstom announced that it has received a contract from Ergon Energy to deliver its demand response management system, or DRMS. The project will be managed from Alstom's offices in Sydney, with the software engineering being undertaken in Alstom's facilities in the USA. The system will go live at the end of 2015. The DRMS, based on Alstoms' e-terraDRBizNet software allows Ergon Energy to incentivise consumers to reduce their electricity consumption during periods of high prices or peak demand. By using these incentive programmes, Ergon Energy is able to manage the electricity demand whenever the network is constrained. In addition to managing demand, some of the key benefits of the DRMS system include the ability to defer capital investment in network infrastructure. The e-terraDRBizNet system will be hosted remotely by Alstom in the cloud, enabling faster delivery and more efficient support and maintenance of the DRMS platform for Ergon Energy. Under the contract, Alstom will also conduct customer workshops and training onsite with Ergon Energy.
Alstom Starts Transportation of New Equipment to Ituango Project in Colombia
Sep 25 15
Alstom SA has started the transportation of approximately 2,500 pieces of equipment to Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia. These pieces are all components of the first four generators units of the project. They were produced at Alstom unit in Taubate, Brazil. They include large and small-sized, comprising Draft Tubes and its concrete elements, Spiral case, Generator parts, tools, special devices and miscellaneous. Transportation will be made by ground, using 95 trucks, and by sea, under Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) responsibility. The parts should arrive in Colombia in mid-September. In October, Alstom expects to ship another 244 pieces of equipment, including Spiral Case and Stator supports, which will be shipped in 18 trucks and which are also part of the first units. The first four generator units are expected to start operating in 2018, and the other ones by 2021. Alstom signed in 2012 a contract worth approximately E170 million with Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) to supply eight 300 MW Francis turbines and Generators for the Ituango hydro plant. Installed in Cauca River, located in Antioquia, 170 km away from Medellin, the plant will be considered in Colombia when it is in full operation, generating 2,400 MW of power. Alstom is the only supplier of Turbines and Generators in the project.
Alstom-Led Consortium Wins Panama Metro Supply Contract
Sep 24 15
A consortium led by Alstom has been awarded a contract to deploy integrated system technologies and equipment for the project to construct Panama City's metro line No. 2. The contract follows up Alstom's participation in Panama City's metro line No. 1, where the firm won a similar contract for the supply of rolling stock, electrification works and operational technologies. Alstom will supply an integrated metro system, which includes 21 Metropolis train formations, as well as traction substations including the Hesop reversible substation; and Urbalis-Alstom Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) solutions, which control the movement of the trains and enables trains to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety. Consorcio LÃnea 2 - comprised by Brazil's Odebrecht and Spain's FCC - awarded the contract to the Alstom-led consortium, which includes Sofratesa (Dominican Republic), Thales (France), TSO (France) and CIM (France). Alstom's portion of the contract amounts to approximately €300 million ($338 million). Construction works on the 22km-elevated line are due to begin in October. Odebrecht and FCC were awarded the project in May, while the two also formed the consortium that built line No. 1.