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Alstom Wins 310MW GT13E2 Power Plant in Australia

Posted on January 30, 2006

ALSTOM has been awarded an EPC contract to supply a turnkey 310MW GT13E2 gas-turbine-based combined cycle power plant at Kwinana, south of Perth, Western Australia. The order has been placed by independent power producer New Gen Power Ltd, a specialist gas-fired generation company owned by ERM Power and Babcock & Brown.

ALSTOM will design, supply, install and commission the entire power plant consisting of 1 x GT13E2 gas turbine, 1 x 160MW steam turbine, condenser, HRSG, step up transformers, plant control systems, HV switchyard, civil works and balance of plant. The site for the new plant is located adjacent to the 240MW combined cycle Cockburn power station, built and commissioned by ALSTOM in 2003 and, like Cockburn, the new plant will be used to generate base load power.

Construction of the plant will begin with site preparation in early 2006 and commercial operation expected in late 2008. When complete, the plant will assist with meeting the ever increasing electricity demands of Western Australia and assist Western Power, the state owned utility and major electricity retailer, to manage its increasing base load energy requirements. This order follows a contract won by ALSTOM for three of the same units in April last year for the Braemar Power Project in Queensland. The GT13E2 fleet has now accumulated more than 2.6 million operating hours.

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