Alstom Grid has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply shunt reactors to TenneT, for improvement of grid stability across the company's transmission lines in Turkey.

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Under the €2.5m contract, the company manufacture, deliver, assemble and commission two 120MVAr, 420kV shunt reactors at the Redwitz and Eltman Power Plants, located in Bavaria.

Alstom Grid Turkey Power Transformers Unit managing director Hakan Karadogan said, ”This project will be a major reference for future projects in the Netherlands and Germany.”

The shunt reactors are primarily used to protect against voltage surges on long transmission lines between power plants and consumption areas, especially if the lines are low loaded or buried.

First manufactured by Alstom’s Gebze facility for the German market, the reactors are schedueled for commissioning in 2015.

The Gebze factory has manufactured the largest 3-phase adjustable shunt reactor in the world for the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) in 2013, for installation at 380kV substations in Istanbul Yeni Bosna, Ikitelli, Maltepe and Davutpasa, Turkey.

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