ALSTOM Renews New Zealand Maintenance Contract
ALSTOM has signed an operation support and maintenance contract with Contact Energy Ltd. for the Taranaki combined-cycle power plant in New Zealand. The new contract succeeds an existing maintenance contract which expires in 2006. The scope includes operation support, as well as all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities of Taranaki’s GT26 gas turbine, including its auxiliaries and control systems. The contract is expected to expire in 2012, depending on the plant's operating regime.
The Taranaki combined-cycle power plant is located in Stratford near New Plymouth on the North Island of New Zealand. The plant has been in commercial operation since July 1998.