alstom (AOMFF) Key Developments
Alstom Receives Two Contracts Worth EUR 170 Million from Trenitalia
Apr 23 15
Alstom has received two contracts worth around EUR 170 million from Trenitalia for the supply of 25 additional Jazz regional trains. These new orders, which are exercised as two options under a contract signed in 2012, bring Trenitalia's Jazz fleet to 95 trainsets. Jazz is the latest generation of Alstom's Coradia Meridian range designed for regional operators in Southern Europe, mainly in Italy. It is an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train that can run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Coradia Meridian regional trains are designed and manufactured by Alstom in Italy. Project development, most of the manufacturing as well as the certification are done in Savigliano site, in Cuneo. The Sesto San Giovanni plant (Milan) is responsible for the design and manufacturing of traction systems and auxiliary switchers. Trainborne signalling systems are delivered by the Bologna site.
Alstom Receives Three Year Service Contract from Statkraft
Apr 23 15
Alstom has received a three-year service contract from Statkraft for the substations of the 317MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, located off the coast of North Norfolk, England. The contract, an extension of an existing one, covers emergency support as well as preventive maintenance for one onshore and two offshore substations serving the wind farm. The Sheringham Shoal wind farm consists of 88 wind turbines. It produces enough electricity to power around 220,000 homes and displaces about 500,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. The scope of the maintenance contract includes disconnectors, 132 kV and 33 kV gas insulated switchgear, 132 kV and 33 kV 90 MVA transformers, a 132 kV 60 MVAr shunt reactor, substation automation as well as telecommunications systems and protection. It also includes a 24/7 rapid response to the customer.
Alstom Unveils New Green Manufacturing and R&D Site in Milan, Italy
Apr 23 15
Alstom has unveiled the new green manufacturing and R&D site in Sesto San Giovanni, near Milan in Italy. Green, sustainable, efficient, and innovative, this new plant is the Grid's worldwide competence centre for the research, development, production and testing of bushings for both direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) applications. These bushings are used around the world for power transformers, gas insulated switchgear (GIS), generators as well as in AC/DC yards up to 1,100 kV. Alstom invested over E30 million in the project, including the development and industrialisation of innovative bushing technologies such as wall-bushing for Ultra High Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) and Resin Impregnated Paper (RIP).
Alstom Receives EUR 100 Million Contract from Latvenergo for Riga Hydropower Plant
Apr 23 15
Alstom has received a contract worth over EUR 100 million from Latvenergo to refurbish 6 x 69MW Kaplan units for the Riga hydropower plant, located on the 1,020 km long Daugauva river in Latvia. The scope of the contract includes the refurbishment of the turbines, the generators, a new control system and auxiliary equipment. Alstom intends to use local companies in the execution of the contract. One unit per year will be refurbished for the next eight years and the renovation will be completed in 2022. As a result of the reconstruction, the annual production at the Riga hydropower plant will grow by at least 20 GWh. The refurbishment of Riga hydropower plant is part of Latvenergo's E200 million investment programme in the Daugava river hydropower plants.
Alstom Appoints David Cannafoglia as Director of Alstom Transport Site in Bologna
Apr 14 15
David Cannafoglia has been appointed Director of Alstom Transport site in Bologna. The plant is Alstoms worldwide centre of excellence for signalling systems and employs around 600 people. Before joining Alstom, David developed his competences in signalling in Ansaldo STS, managing signalling projects in Libya, USA, Brazil and UAE, where he has been Principal Program Manager and Branch Director. Among other projects, D. Cannafoglia will be responsible for the delivery of important projects at international and local level, as the replacement of the current railway signalling system in eastern Denmark and the node of Rome metro lines.