T&D World Magazine

AREVA to Modernize Moscow’s Power Grid

AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution Division (T&D) has won a large-scale contract in Russia, worth several tens of millions of euros, to modernize Moscow’s electricity network.

Under the contract, awarded by SOYUZ Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company, AREVA T&D will supply electrical equipment to replace ageing substations owned by FSK, Russia’s Federal Grid Company. AREVA T&D will provide 220 kV and 550 kV high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear bays in Zapadnaya and Chagino, near Moscow. The bays will strengthen the Capital’s transmission grid and enable FSK to meet the city’s increasing demand in electricity. Compact in nature and renowned for their reliability, they represent an ideal solution for transmission and distribution projects in cities such as Moscow, where land prices have become among the highest in the world.

AREVA T&D’s gas-insulated switchgear bays are scheduled for delivery end of 2007.

Andreas Greim, AREVA T&D Regional Vice-President for Central Europe, commented: “AREVA T&D was awarded this strategic contract in Moscow because we are one of very few companies in the world to master gas-insulated technology. This success is also due to our specialist status on the international high-voltage market that AREVA T&D recently boosted with the acquisition of the Ritz High-Voltage Business.”

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