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Alstom wins contract to provide power generation equipment for the first 600MW size power plant in Xinjiang, China

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 Alstom, a global leader in power generation equipment and services, has signed a close to 50 million contract with China State Development and Investment Corporation (SDIC), to supply 2x660MW Steam Turbine Generator units for a fossil fuel power plant in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The power plant, located in Hami, will be the first 600MW size power plant in Xinjiang, China with supercritical steam conditions designed for leading efficiency and lower carbon emissions.  

As one of the regions in China which boasts ample coal resources, Xinjiang is considered to be a key region for power supply development under Chinas Twelfth Five-year Plan. Many coal-fired power plants are planned to be built to meet the target of having more than 50GW installed capacity by the end of 2015. The new 2x660MW Hami power plant is a key project under this plan and will supply power to address the increasing needs for electricity in Chinas central provinces. The plant will be completed in 2014.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will design, manufacture, supply, supervise installation, test and commission the two 660 MW Steam Turbine Generator units.
 We are honoured to be chosen by SDIC as a key equipment supplier thanks to our advanced technology, high performance and low maintenance and good service, said Andreas Lusch, Senior Vice President of Alstoms Steam business. The new contract further strengthens Alstoms position in Chinas power generation market and is a true testimony of our customers confidence in Alstoms technology and services, he added.

All major components will be manufactured and provided by Alstoms turbine factory Alstom Beizhong Power (Beijing) Co., Ltd (ABP). ABP is one of the most important sites in China for steam turbines and generators and has the manufacturing capacity for sub-critical, supercritical and ultra-supercritical steam turbines and generators (from 600MW up to 1000MW). The site recently has supplied 12×600MW steam turbine and generator sets to six thermal plants - Longshan, Pingwei II, Dabieshan, Pingliang II, Guixi and Shentou.

About Alstom
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries, and had sales of 20.9 billion in 2010/11.

About Alstom China
Alstom China offers comprehensive rail transport, power generation as well as transmission solutions and is a long-term dedicated partner of Chinas rail transport, power and transmission infrastructure industry in the past 50 years. By joining hands with Chinese partners, Alstom enables customers to be more competitive, efficient and environmentally friendly. Alstom is present in China through more than 30 entities with around 10,000 employees.

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Jenny Zhang (Alstom China), Tel: +8610-84609000;
Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Power), Tel: +41 79 486 3798,