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Alstom wins contract to upgrade Forsmarks power plant in
Sweden, reconfirming its leadership in the global nuclear power
industry

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Alstom has been awarded a major contract by
Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB, a subsidiary of Vattenfall Group, to
upgrade equipment at unit 3 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant
in Sweden. The order is worth approximately 900 million SEK
(approximately 90 million).

Located on Swedens east coast, the
Forsmark nuclear power station generates one sixth of the
countrys total electricity requirements. With nuclear and
hydropower making up 90% of its installed energy base, Swedish
electricity production is up to 97% CO2-free, giving Sweden a
leading position in Europe with respect to EU carbon reduction
targets.

The scope of Alstoms order includes
delivery, erection & commissioning of a new 1,500 MW turbo
generator, as well as auxiliary equipment such as the excitation
system, hydrogen system, oil system and cooling water system. The
generator replaces the existing 1,200 MW Alstom-delivered machine
that entered service in 1985. The driver for this retrofit
project are the plans of the customer to increase the reactor
load of the unit. Equipment delivery is scheduled for March 2014,
and installation will be finalised in August 2014.

This order clearly underlines the success of
Alstoms strategy to be the leading provider for the
international nuclear industry, comments Philippe Joubert,
President of Alstom Power. Alstom is proud continue its
contribution to the production of CO2-free energy in
Sweden.

"Forsmark has a wide and positive experience
of Alstom's products and services. Therefore, it is very
satisfying that we have reached a common agreement regarding
delivery of a new generator for Forsmark 3. We will now cooperate
to make this project successful for both parties," says Stefan
Persson, CEO, Forsmark AB.

Alstom is the worlds leading supplier
of conventional islands for nuclear power plants, and has fitted
approximately 180 units around the globe. More than 30% of the
worlds nuclear power plants operate using Alstom-made
equipment.