VIDEO: Alstom to connect Greek islands to interconnected network

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Alstom won a contract of about $45 million by the Greek Transmission Utility Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) for the turnkey supply of four gas-insulated substations (GIS) in Greece.

The project will connect three Cycladic islands — Mykonos, Paros and Syros —directly to mainland Lavrion, located in the southeastern coast of Attica, Greece.

The project aim is threefold: to sustainably meet energy demand on the Cycladic islands throughout high-demand summer seasons; to phase out dedicated fuel-powered generation plants on Cycladic islands in line with EU directives, such as reducing gas emissions; and finally, to lower the cost of energy in the Cycladic islands by connecting them to power plants on the mainland.

Alstom will supply three GIS substations (170 kV) to replace small existing power plants on the islands of Mykonos, Paros and Syros.

These substations will be connected to a fourth substation, also to be supplied by Alstom, in Lavrion near Attica. The turnkey project includes design and manufacturing of Alstom equipment such as GIS, transformers, reactors, capacitors and Agile digital substation automation system. Equipment will be manufactured from Alstom units in Switzerland, France, Finland and Turkey.

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