700 million contract for GT26 turnkey project in Thailand
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Further to the recent announcement that ALSTOM has been awarded a project for a 1400MW combined-cycle turnkey power plant at Kaeng Khoi in the Saraburi province of Thailand, ALSTOM has signed the corresponding contract which is today put into force. The order is valued at around 700 million euros and was placed by Mitsui & Co. Ltd, Japan, and Gulf Power Generation Co. Ltd.
ALSTOM will design, build and commission the plant, consisting of two blocks with two gas turbines each, which will be owned and operated by Gulf Power Generation Co. Ltd. Equipment supplied by ALSTOM will include four GT26 sequential combustion gas turbines and associated steam turbines and generators. The first block is expected to be in full operation by March 2007, and the second by March 2008. ALSTOM will also provide major spare parts for the first 12 years of operation.
Philippe Joubert, President of the Power Turbo-Systems and Power Environment Sectors, said: This contract is further proof, if more were needed, that the market has confidence in ALSTOMs proven cutting-edge technology.
The GT24/GT26 fleet has accumulated close to 1,200,000 operating hours. These units are performing with high reliability levels, and have the best operational results available on the market of heavy gas turbines.
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