A contract worth several tens of millions of euros has been awarded to Areva Transmission and Distribution for the modernisation of Moscow’s electricity distribution network.

Under the contract, awarded by Soyuz EPC company, Areva will supply electrical equipment to replace ageing substations owned by FSK, Russia’s Federal Grid Company. The contract covers 220 kV and 550 kV high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear bays in Zapadnaya and Chagino, near Moscow, scheduled for delivery towards the end of 2007.