Alstom has inaugurated a new mobile service workshop in the UAE that will offer customers transformer onsite repair, refurbishment, redesign and high-voltage test services
Located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, the new facility will aim to meet the service requirements of customers across the Middle East and surrounding region, and consists of a mobile inclosure to repair active parts of transformers in a controlled environment. It also features advanced drying equipment and a high-voltage testing module for diagnostic and repair.
Alstom regional managing director for grid service, Hamed Heyhat, said, "Proximity is essential for ensuring optimal performance of our customers? assets.
"Bringing the best of Alstom's technical competence on site, for a key asset like transformers, will deliver a quick and accurate response to customer needs in the region."
Alstom Grid's teams will provide service expertise on large power transformers and special transformers with capacity of up to 400 kV and 500 MVA, and will be able to aid customers in network design and asset consultancy, condition-monitoring asset management, predictive maintenance and emergency support.
The centre has already secured a US$1mn deal to rewind a rectifier transformer on site for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).