French engineering group Alstom and Russian grid company OAO FSK EES have signed an industrial and technology cooperation agreement in the field of electric power transmission.

The agreement aims at establishing a multi-faceted cooperation between the companies for the modernization of the Russian electrical grid through improved local production of electrical equipment and the introduction of advanced smart grid technologies.

The companies will study options for the localisation of the production of Alstom Grid equipment in the Russian Federation, according to the priorities of FSK EES, and to support the homologation of Alstom Grid’s products.

The collaboration will cover both technical and production process advancements for products such as high and ultra-high voltage power transformers, gas and air-insulated substations, high voltage direct current transmission, flexible AC transmission systems, network management and substation automation solutions.