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Alstom Adds To Its Middle East Fleet

Posted on October 26, 2009

Alstom recently won a contract, worth approximately US$150 million for power generation equipment, in the Middle East. Alstom will supply key equipment to Korean contractor Hanwha Engineering & Construction for the new Samra III gas-fired power plant in the Kingdom of Jordan.

Alstom will design, deliver and supervise the installation of two GT13E2 gas turbines, generators and auxiliaries for the new gas-fired unit, which is located in the region of Al Hashemya and will be operated by Samra Electric Power Generating Company. Samra III will generate 285 MW, meeting all environmental standards and will have a 9% higher efficiency rate than the other existing simple cycle units. Upon completion of Samra III, the total capacity of the entire power plant will be appxoximately 900 MW.

The GT13E2 turbine is well known in the Middle East and North Africa for its ability to operate in harsh climatic conditions and is widely used in Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates. This latest contract expands Alstom's fleet of BT13 in the Middle East and Africa to 62.

Facing a 10% annual growth of its energy consumption, the Kingdom of Jordan needs to expand its present 2300 MW power generation fleet.

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