Alstom Grid, a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission, has signed a long-term deal with  National Grid SA of Saudi Arabia to develop the electricity infrastructure in the kingdom.

As per the agreement, the two companies will co-operate in fields of standards and specifications, engineering and design, maintenance and operation, technical exchange forums and technology roadmap.

This MOU was signed by Mohammad Al-Rafaa, the engineering vice president of National Grid SA and Michel Augonnet, the senior VP (Commercial Solutions) Alstom Grid at a ceremony organised at the Alstom Grid Headquarters in Paris.

This co-operation between Alstom and National Grid SA includes main equipment such as HV (high voltage) switchgear, power transformers, substation automation solutions including protection and measurement IEDs (intelligent electronic device), digital substation, smart grid and supergrid applications, network management as well as maintenance.

Additionally, the deal includes a range of training courses to be conducted by experts from the Alstom Technical Institute, for providing National Grid engineers with the optimum level of technical information adapted to their day-to-day requirements.

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.

Its unit Alstom Grid has one clear vision: to develop innovative solutions for a flexible, reliable, affordable and sustainable electrical grid, everywhere.

“We design, manufacture, install and service the power transmission and distribution products and systems that empower the planet’s low carbon economy… for now and for the future,” stated Augonnet.

Alstom Grid has over 130 years’ experience and ranks among the top three in the electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of €3.8 billion.

National Grid, a limited liability company wholly owned by the Saudi Electricity Company, is responsible for electricity transmission in Saudi Arabia and the operation, control, and maintenance of the electrical grid.

Source: Trade Arabia