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TIN news:        Alstom's UK Grid business has secured a contract from Crossrail to install protection and control systems at four major central section traction power substations.
The UK's new £14.8bn east-west Crossrail rail link will include more than 40km of new railway tunnels and run through central London.
Under the deal, Alstom will design, engineer, supply and commission protection and control systems by 2018 for the Pudding Mill Lane, Westbourne Park, Plumstead Portal and Stepney Green substations.
The contract includes delivery of Alstom's IEC 61850 compliant MiCOM P44T and P143 overhead line relays, as well as the DAPserver at the substation Human Machine Interface (HMI) for local control.
Through other contractors, the company is also delivering MiCOM P44T and P143 protection relays for the western and eastern sections of the Crossrail project.
Alstom Grid SAS UK regional managing director Andrew Myatt said: "Alstom is delighted to supply cutting-edge protection and control solutions to the Crossrail project.
"Alstom is delighted to supply cutting-edge protection and control solutions to the Crossrail project."
"It will allow our customer to monitor and control all substation equipment, protect the power flow to the railway and improve the traction power system operability, safety and reliability."
The protection and control systems deal is Alstom Grid's first contract with Crossrail, while Alstom Transport has an existing contract with Crossrail as part of the Alstom-TSO-Costain joint-venture signed in 2013.
The Alstom-led joint-venture will equip track and power equipment on the 21km of twin tunnels that will stretch under London.
Following completion, the Crossrail route will serve 40 stations and run from Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west, through new 21km twin-bore tunnels below central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
The first Crossrail services through central London are expected to start in late 2018.
When fully operational in 2019, Crossrail will increase London's rail-based transport capacity by 10%, support regeneration, reduce journey times and bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45min of central London.

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