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Alstom Signs Contract For Mannheim 9 Project

Posted on November 2, 2009

Alstom recently signed two contracts known as the Mannheim 9 project, to supply Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG with new boiler and turbine units at the company's Mannheim power plant in the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany. The new unit will have an electrical output of over 900 MW and will supply 25% of the Rhein-Neckar region's electricity, the equivalent of approximately 600 000 households. It will replace the existing units 3 and 4 which will be taken out of service after the commissioning of the new unit in 2013.

Grosskraftwerk Mannheim is a coal-fired cogeneration plant with an installed base of 1675 MW which produces up to 1000 MW of heat as well as electricity and has been supplying both heat and power to the region for over 85 years.

The combined heat and power production significantly contributes to reducing emissions. The new unit will use less coal, reducing the power plant's overall CO2 emissions by about 1 million tonnes per year while also conforming to the objectives of the German government, with a strong focus on reducing the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

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