Alstom signed a Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) with Sembcorp Cogen Pte Ltd (Sembcorp) for its “Sembcorp Cogen Power Plant” in the Sakra district of Jurong Island in Singapore. Under this 12 year contract, Alstom will perform both major and minor overhauls for the steam turbine and the three generators, including auxiliaries.
Signing of the Long Term Service Agreement between Alstom and Sembcorp.
L to R, from Alstom, Mr. Anders Maltesen, Vice President - TS Area, East Asia, Mr. Aravind Karthigesu, General Manager - Power, Singapore, from Sembcorp, Mr. Ng Meng Poh, Executive Vice President & Head -Singapore and ASEAN (Utilities) and Mr. Lung Yaw Wuu, Senior Vice President, Facilities
Constructed by Alstom, the 815 MW Sembcorp Cogen Power Plant was commissioned in 2001. The Sembcorp Cogen Power Plant was Sembcorp’s first power plant in Singapore and the first privately developed independent power plant in the country. It was also the first to introduce combined cycle gas turbine technology to Singapore, and remains the country’s largest cogeneration facility. Separately, Alstom is currently constructing an additional 400 MW Combined Cycle Cogeneration Power Plant for Sembcorp at the Banyan district of Jurong Island. Handover of the Banyan facility is scheduled for spring 2014.
Singapore has an installed electricity generation capacity of 11 GW, with demand reaching 6.5 GW during peak periods. The country maintains a reserve capacity to ensure the reliability of its electricity grid. Most of Singapore’s power producers are adding new capacity after being incentivised to purchase gas from the new liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal coming on-stream in 2013.
“This contract is a strong sign of Sembcorp’s trust and confidence in Alstom’s expertise and solutions as a leading manufacturer and service provider of steam turbine and generators and reconfirms our competitiveness in the Asia–Pacific region” said Wouter Van Wersch, Country President Alstom Singapore.