Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract by Mexico’s state-owned power utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), to deliver seven new substations and 11 overhead transmission lines in the neighbouring states of Puebla, Veracruz and Oaxaca, in partnership with Sademex, Ingeniería y Construcción.

This is the largest contract awarded by CFE this year, which will be shared between Alstom Grid and Sademex, with Alstom Grid’s share being worth more than $45 million. Once completed, the length of the 11 transmission lines will total 183 km and the energy capacity of the three states will increase by 1000 MVA.

Alstom Grid is fully committed to building long-term partnerships in Mexico. In addition to working with local subcontractors for civil and site erection works, more than 30 percent of equipment and materials will be produced in Alstom Grid manufacturing sites.

Alstom Grid’s scope includes the design, manufacture and installation of the seven 400 kV/115 kV substations, along with circuit breakers, disconnectors, current transformers and power transformers being produced by Alstom Grid. The turnkey project will be led and executed by Alstom Grid in Mexico.

Commenting on the win, Grégoire Poux-Guillaume, Alstom Grid President said, “CFE’s choice of Alstom Grid as a main partner reinforces our position as a leading player in Mexico. We look forward to continuing to support CFE in its development of Mexico’s transmission infrastructure to facilitate the increasing power generation capacity.”

“Alstom Grid is committed to providing transmission grid solutions to the CFE and its customers. We’ve invested locally in our Mexican facilities and manufacturing sites and feel that this order solidifies Alstom Grid as a national player in Mexico,” said Keith Stentiford, Alstom Grid’s Regional Vice-President for North America.