Centrica Energy has awarded Alstom a €120 million contract for gas turbine maintenance services at its South Humber Bank power station in the north of the UK. The agreement covers the five Alstom GT13E2 gas turbines installed at the 1260 MW combined-cycle power plant over the next seven years.
In addition to the delivery of parts and equipment for the performance of all planned inspections on the five gas turbines, Alstom will supply all necessary craft labour as well as on-site technical field advisors. The contract also includes delivery of two additional upgrade packages based on the successful validation of the first upgrade installed in February 2012 on a single turbine at the same power station.
Tony Lyon, Plant Manager for South Humber Bank from Centrica Energy commented, “The first installation has successfully demonstrated that this upgrade delivers substantial benefits. With the new order, the benefits cumulated across our other machines will increase our combined-cycle plant output. The plant efficiency gain will allow us to reduce our fuel costs and CO2 emissions.”
Hans-Peter Meer, Senior Vice President of Alstom Thermal Services said: “This upgrade represents one of our most significant service innovations for the installed fleet. It helps our customers to increase the competitiveness of their power generation assets by increasing plant performance and reducing operation costs.”