Local Contracting Sector has been awarded two contracts worth 30 million ECU to supply
Moroccan electricity utility, ONE (Office National d'Electricité), with 430 km of very
high voltage lines. These are the first turnkey contracts for very high voltage lines to
be awarded by ONE.
The 225 kV lines will transport the electricity produced by the two 330 MW units
currently being constructed at the Jorf Lasfar power station, as well as electricity
produced by the Mohammedia power station.
In addition to supplying the lines, ALSTOM's Local Contracting Sector will be
responsible for the manufacture and installation of pylons and 320 km of fibre optic
The lines are scheduled to enter service in December 1999 and March 2000.
The Company's integrated services offer, from the supply of pylons to line
installation, together with its strong local presence, were key factors in ONE's decision
to award the contracts to ALSTOM.
With annual sales of 14 billion ECU, ALSTOM is among the leading suppliers of
components, systems and services to the world's infrastructure markets.