Alstom Grid wins $17m Kuwait order
Dubai, December 1, 2010
Alstom Grid has won a €13 million ($17 million) order from the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) in Kuwait for the modification of the Jahra District Control Center.
The order is for Alstom Grid to implement its advanced IDMS, “Integrated Distribution Management Solution” at the Jahra centre.
Alstom Grid will also provide a comprehensive set of support services to MEW.
The project is based on Alstom Grid’s e-terraplatform and e-terradistribution grid management solutions. These suites of applications are developed to meet the operational needs of dispatchers and network operators, and are at the heart of the Energy Management System (EMS) for electrical networks. Alstom Grid has the largest EMS installed base managing more than 60 per cent of the energy flow in the Near & Middle East region.
'We are impressed by the pro-active way Alstom Grid went about convincing us with the merits of their recommendation and their smart grid-ready solution to increase the efficiency of our network,' said Ali Al-Wazzan, assistant under secretary (AUS) for Supervisory Control Centres and Information System & Supervision and acting AUS for Transmission & Electrical Networks
“We are delighted by MEW’s renewed confidence in Alstom Grid’s leadership in Smart Grid-ready management solutions that respond to fast changing industry challenges for greater grid efficiency, reliability, stability and integration of renewable energy sources into the grid,” added Jean-Michel Cornille, SVP for Alstom Grid’s Automation Business.
Project completion is due by September 2013.-TradeArabia News Service
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