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Alstom starts new service workshop in Dubai

The mobile workshop will repair, refurbish and redesign transformers

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The facility consists of a mobile inclosure to repair active parts of transformers in a controlled environment
The facility consists of a mobile inclosure to repair active parts of transformers in a controlled environment

Alstom has unveiled its new mobile facility for transformer on-site repair, refurbishment, redesign and high voltage test in Jebel Ali of Dubai (UAE). It consists of a mobile inclosure to repair active parts of transformers in a controlled environment, advanced drying equipment and a container-sized high voltage testing module for diagnostic and repair. Large power transformers and special transformers of all type and origin, up to 400 kV and 500 MVA, can now benefit on site from Alstom’s service expertise. The mobile facility is dedicated to customers in the near and Middle East as well as nearby regions.

The new facility helps customers reduce outage and down time compared to other options, while eliminating costs and risks associated with heavy transport. Supported by Alstom’s power transformer know-how and experience, the mobile workshop and dedicated team offer an alternative solution to failure or poor transformer performance issues.

The first contract is already secured. PDO, Petroleum Development Oman, the foremost hydrocarbon exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman, accounting for more than 90% of the country’s crude-oil production, signed for a $1 million contract to rewind a rectifier transformer at site.

Hamed Heyhat, Alstom’s Regional Managing Director for Grid Service said: “Proximity is essential for ensuring optimal performance of our customers’ assets. Bringing the best of Alstom's technical competence on site, for a key asset like transformers, will deliver a quick and accurate response to customer needs in the region”.

Alstom Grid offers services to optimise the electrical infrastructure, increase return on investment, and improve the lifecycle cost of existing electrical grids. Teams provide service expertise in network design and asset consultancy, condition-monitoring asset management, predictive maintenance, emergency support, or long-term service contracts.

Jan Masschelin, Alstom’s Vice President for Grid Service said: “Alstom Grid service plays an important role in maintaining customer assets and maximising availability and reliability of the transmission network. Being highly committed to customer satisfaction, Alstom invests in innovation both in terms of maintenance solutions and long-term asset management.”

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