Alstom Grid has been won 11 turnkey projects worth over €50m ($62m) to modernize part of Germany’s electrical network.

The contracts have been awarded by Netze BW, the German distribution network operator of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, and include the construction and upgrade of four gas-insulated substations in Stuttgart city centre and seven turnkey air-insulated substations in rural areas. All works are scheduled for completion by 2017.

Alstom will supply the necessary electrical equipment to build and extend the gas-insulated and air-insulated substations. The turnkey projects include the related civil works. Netze BW said that the construction and modernisation of these substations will strengthen power distribution, ensuring a reliable energy supply.

Martin Konermann, managing director of Netze BW, said that the ongoing development of renewable energy technologies was driving the company’s modernization and expansion of its distribution networks.

Axel Kossmann, country sales director for Alstom Grid Germany, said the contracts mark “yet another milestone in the modernisation of Germany’s electrical distribution networks”.