Recent Alstom Orders Pave the Way for Major Combined-Cycle Power Plant
Alstom has received a full notice to proceed (NTP) with both a repower project and new construction project in the Netherlands.
Three GT26 gas turbine generator sets will replace a gas-fired boiler system, increasing the total output to 1280 MW and reducing CO2 emissions by 40%. The repowering configuration will also increase efficiency of this 25 year old plant from 39% to above 58%.
Alstom will design and build a new power plant next to the existing plant and will provide main components, including three GT26 gas turbines along with TOPAIR turbogenerators, heat recovery generators, ALSPA distributed control system and the relevant auxiliary equipment. The is the second combined cycle plant that Alstom has been awarded in the Netherlands over the last two years.
This NTP was received within a previously agreed timeframe and followed agreements with the Dutch utility, Essent, announced in June 2008. The NTP also covers a long term operation support and maintenance agreement. The total value of these projects amounts to approximately 1 billion euros and will be booked in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2008/2009.
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