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Alstom Grid wins Iraqi substation contract for Mosul project

Alstom Grid has won a US$93.5 million contract with Iraqs Ministry of Electricity - Directorate General of Electrical Transmission Projects to design, manufacturer and install the Mosul East gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation.

Alstom Grid will manufacture the GIS equipment in France and Switzerland. Commissioning of the project is due in 2013.

This latest turnkey project, including a 400kV/132kV/11kV GIS substation, power transformers, site supervision and civil works, is key to the electrical network expansion in the Mosul Governorate.

Gr?goire Poux-Guillaume, Alstom Grid President, said, "We are extremely pleased that the Ministry of Electricity has chosen to partner with Alstom for this important project. Alstom is firmly committed to supporting Iraq's economic development by providing its global expertise and field proven electrical grid technologies for its infrastructure, oil & gas and utility projects."

With Iraq steadily increasing its power generation capacity, Alstom Grid's leading technology will allow the country to strengthen its transmission system, providing a more efficient and dependable supply of electricity.

In May, Alstom Grid was chosen by Calik Energy to supply two GIS substations connecting the new Al-Khairat and Nainawa power plants being built in Iraq to the transmission grid