Distribution network operator Stromnetz Berlin has topped out the new transformer station in Berlin-Britz, Germany.

Upon completion, the new transformer station will supply electricity to about 25,000 domestic and 1,400 commercial customers.

The station will feature Alstom’s gas-insulated, high-voltage electrical substation, which switches the power at the 110,000 volt level.

The transformer station is expected to be completed in October 2014.

Apart from delivering all substations, as well as the protection and control technology, Alstom Grid will be responsible for construction of the 110,000 to 10,000 volt transformer station.

Alstom Grid country sales director in Germany Axel Kossmann said, "A project such as the Britz transformer station in an inner-city environment always constitutes a particular challenge, and we were more than happy to accept this challenge with our team."

Stromnetz Berlin’s distribution network consists 10kV and low voltage 0.4kV and is coupled through substations at the upstream transmission network of partial networks at voltage levels high voltage 110kV, medium voltage.