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Alstom Wins Contract for 2000 MW UK Power Plant

Posted on April 27, 2009

Alstom has been awarded a contract by RWE npower plc for the design and construction of a 2000 MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the United Kingdom.

The plant will be built on the site of the previous oil-fired power station and will include five Alstom GT26 turbines and accompanying core components. With an output of approximately 2000 MW, it will be the largest and one of the most efficient of its kind in the UK, capable of supplying power to around three million homes.

This project is the second one that Alstom has signed with RWE npower in the UK. Alstom is also building the Centrica's Langage and E.On's Grain power plants. Including this latest contract, these four power plants will add close to 6 GW of new electrical power to the UK grid.

Approximately 40% of the UK energy fleet was built before 1975 and will need replacement in the short to medium term.

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