Alstom Atomenergomash LLC to design turbine generator package for Seversk nuclear power plant based on Alstoms Arabelle turbine technology

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Alstom Atomenergomash LLC signed an agreement with
Atomenergoproekt for the engineering of the turbine generator package
and turbine hall equipment, based on Alstoms ARABELLE technology, that
will equip the Seversk nuclear power plant in the Tomsk region,

This is the first agreement signed by the joint venture
established in 2007 between Alstom and OAO Atomenergomash, a subsidiary
of Russias state-owned Atomenergoprom. The client, Atomenergoproekt, is
one of the key engineering companies of Rosatom, the Russian nuclear
energy state corporation, and has designed most nuclear power plants in
Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS. The Seversk NPP Project is a
two-unit power plant with a total capacity of 2,400 MW (2 x1,200 MW) to
be constructed as of 2010 as part of the AES-2006 Project*, in
compliance with the Russian Federal Target Programme.

Alstom Atomenergomash LLC was established in order to equip the
turbine islands of nuclear power plants constructed in Russia under the
Federal Target Programme, with equipment based on Alstoms half-speed
technology ARABELLE. The turbines produced by the joint venture will
also be supplied to nuclear power plants outside of Russia when based on
Russian nuclear reactor technology. Alstom Atomenergomash has
manufacturing facilities in Podolsk, near Moscow, where it also has its
headquarters, and an engineering centre in St Petersburg.

The ARABELLE turbine is central to Alstoms nuclear technology.
Widely acknowledged as the best in the market, the half-speed turbine
offers outstanding power output (1,000 to 1,800 MW), efficiency and
reliability, using a specific architecture and the exclusive
welded-rotor technology developed by Alstom Power Systems, used on all
Alstom gas and steam turbines. This technology ensures unparalleled
efficiency, resistance to corrosion, longevity (60 years), and optimal
maintenance, along with minimal costs and call-out times.

Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom Power Systems said: This
agreement demonstrates that our joint venture with Atomenergomash based
on the ARABELLE half-speed technology has now successfully established
itself as a key player on the Russian nuclear market.

*AES-2006 (or NPP-2006) project is the name of a standard nuclear
power plant with a 1200 MW VVER reactor, intended for implementation
both in Russia and abroad


JSC Atomenergomash is a part of Russian State Corporation Rosatom,
created with the aim of ensuring comprehensive development, delivery,
assembly and maintenance of equipment for nuclear power plants needs.

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation and rail
infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally
friendly technologies. Alstom is the world leader in nuclear
conventional islands, with close to 180 units either already in service
or in the course of being built or retrofitted in twelve countries
around the world, including France, USA, South Africa, China, South
Korea and Sweden. Alstom technology is present in more than a quarter of
nuclear conventional islands around the globe.

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