Alstom Purchases ASAT Solutions Inc., a Canadian Substation Automation Solutions Provider

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Alstom Grid has expanded its portfolio of electrical substation automation solutions by acquiring Calgary, Alberta-based ASAT Solutions Inc.

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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.

Alstom Grid today announced that it has closed the acquisition of ASAT Solutions Inc. (ASAT), a Calgary, Alberta, Canada based substation automation solutions provider.

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 the electric utilities to be proactive with the information for improving the power system operation, efficiency and reliability.

The ASAT products are in operation at major North American utilities 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, one of the most successful substation automation solutions on the market.

“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.” indicated Hervé Amossé, Vice-President, Alstom Grid Substation Automation Solutions.

“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. This transaction creates compelling new opportunities for our employees, customers, and partners around the world.”

About Alstom
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.

Alstom Grid has over 130 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects. Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion. It has 20,000 employees and over 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development of Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user.

ASAT Solutions Inc. was founded in 2000 to provide substation automation products and solutions to the electrical industry. ASAT specializes in the management of information flow from the electrical substation devices to the utility enterprise applications and business systems for enabling the Smart Grid. The ASAT Smart Substation technologies have been deployed at major electric utilities and industrial power systems in North America, Latin America and Asia for improving their power system operation, efficiency and reliability. ASAT Solutions is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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