Alstom supplies 13 transformers to Sweden under £200 million deal
Alstom have provided a Swedish utility company with the final transformer in a £200 million contact.
13 transformers weighing about 205 tonnes have been delivered by the Stafford business under the South West Link contract.
Using the latest transmission technology, the scheme will connect Barkeryd in central Sweden to Hurva in southern Sweden.
In addition, Alstom will supply High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter stations at both ends of the power line, as well as control and protection, converter transformers, switchyard equipment, construction and project management.
The South-West Link project is directed by Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish national grid) and is expected to be complete by the end of 2014.
Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, Alstom Grid president, said:
"Svenska Kraftnät is one of the most advanced utilities in terms of HVDC integration around the world. It reinforces our position as a major manufacturer in the HVDC market and supports our commitment to providing turnkey solutions to our customers, based on the latest technologies."