Alpiq, an independent Swiss service provider in the field of energy generation, trading and sales, has chosen to use GlobalVision Trading Gateway from Trayport, a provider of multi-asset-class electronic trading solutions, to trade energy commodities.

Trading Gateway is a trading platform that enables users to trade commodities on multiple liquidity pools on a single user interface.

Alpiq spokesman Andreas Werz said that the Alpiq is pleased to sign the agreement with Trayport to use GlobalVision Trading Gateway and look forward to a successful collaboration between the companies.

Trayport head of sales and client services James Davies said that the Trayport’s Trading Gateway will help Alpiq to trade the best prices across a wide range of European energy markets. It also allows Trayport to play a central role in bringing both the power markets and those who trade them closer together.

Alpiq Holding was formed at the beginning of 2009 through the merger of two energy pioneers, Atel Holding and Energie Ouest Suisse (EOS). Operating in 31 countries with subsidiaries present in 27 countries, it employs more than 10,000 people and generated consolidated revenue of approximately CHF15bn for 2009.