Alstom Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Outstanding Technology Innovation

Alstom Grid is commended for its newest generation HVDC product that helps to tackle the cost, space and efficiency issues generally associated with classic Line Commutated Converter HVDC solutions, and opens the door for many additional applications. Alstom’s HVDC MaxSine* (1st and 2nd generation) is a family of voltage source converter (VSC) technologies that significantly improves the functionality of HVDC transmission.

HVDC transmission is one of the most effective technologies for long distance transmission. The 2nd generation HVDC MaxSine technology overcomes the traditional challenges associated with HVDC by leveraging its inherent hybrid topology that can handle multiple interconnections. This makes the technology readily available to address the demands of rapidly growing application areas like offshore wind farms and also reliably support the traditional large grids.

The converter modules can be stacked vertically or horizontally, depending on site limitations and is ideal for offshore wind power plants where floor space is restricted.

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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. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.

At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain-from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.

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