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Areva awarded 29-mil Hydro-Quebec contract


April 13, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Areva’s Transmission and Distribution division (T&D) has won an order worth about US$29 million with Hydro-Quebec to improve load flow and increase power transit.

The deal involves engineering and installing two 660 MVAr, 735 kV-rated
fixed series compensation systems banks at the Jacques Cartier
substation north of Quebec City. In addition, Areva T&D will supply
capacitor banks, varistors, spark gaps, bypass breakers, current
transformers, and control and protection cubicles.

The series compensation system is scheduled to be operational by
November 2011.

“This win reinforces our position as a long-term supplier and partner
for turnkey-type projects at Hydro-Quebec,” said Karim Vissandjee, Areva
T&D CEO. “Over the next five years, Hydro-Quebec will invest more
than $7.5 billion Canadian dollars to increase transmission system
capacity.”

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