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Alstom purchases Calgary automation solutions provider ASAT


December 22, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

December 22, 2012 – Alstom Grid says it has completed its acquisition of ASAT Solutions Inc., a Calgary, Alta.-based based substation automation solutions provider.

“This acquisition is a great opportunity for Alstom Grid to help accelerate the development of ASAT business while broadening our smart grid ready offer to the market. We look forward to welcoming the ASAT team to the SAS business and enhancing our presence in North America,” said Hervé Amossé, VP Alstom Grid Substation Automation Solutions.

ASAT is a smart grid technology company that specializes in managing, securing and delivering substation information for utility operation, maintenance and asset management applications. The smart substation technologies enable electric utilities to be proactive with information for improving the power system operation, efficiency and reliability, says Alstom.

ASAT products are in operation at major North American utilities, adds Alstom, as well as other global national utilities. Typical deployments are for substation modernization projects with remote terminal unit (RTU) -based architectures, as well as the increasing demand for the IEC 61850 standard-based architectures.

The addition of ASAT products will complement Alstom Grid’s MiCOM protection relays range and extend the offering of the DS Agile digital control systems, says Alstom.

“We are extremely excited to become part of the Alstom Grid’s Substation Automation System business,” said Manford Kwan, president and CEO of ASAT Solutions. “We look forward to seeing our products and solutions integrated into the SAS portfolio and to accelerate growth through SAS global manufacturing and engineering sites.”