Alstom has signed a contract with ESB National Grid, Ireland's transmission system operator, to provide a full replacement for its existing Energy Management System (EMS). The project represents the first Alstom EMS to be deployed in Europe that will utilise a full Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000 solution.
Alstom is to perform a major upgrade with RWE Generation to implement its high performance MXL2 upgrade package on all nine gas turbines at the 2200 MW Pembroke and 1650 MW Staythorpe facilities Ã¢€“ Britain's two biggest gas-fired combined cycle power plants.
France's Alstom Grid and Soyuz Holding of Russia have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to manufacture and commercialise high-voltage switchgear, following a memorandum of understanding they signed in 2011.
ABB and Alstom are to merge their power generation businesses into a joint venture company, ABB Alstom Power. Siân Green examines the aspirations of this new giant, a creation of the increasingly customer-driven and competitive power market.