Alstom starts Phase 2 of KMCs 800 MW gas-fired power plant in Singapore
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Worth slightly less than 300 million
Following a contract signed with Keppel Merlimau Cogen Pte Ltd (KMC) to build a new 2x400 MW power plant in Singapore in October 2010, Alstom begins work on the second 400 MW unit, which is worth slightly less than 300 million.
KMC is a unit of Keppel Energy Pte Ltd, the energy generation division of Singapore-based Keppel Corporation Limited.
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract includes the construction of two 400 MW gas-fired combined cycle units and the associated long-term service agreements (LTSA). Alstom is providing the entire plant and all associated equipment, including two GT26 gas turbines, two steam turbines and two heat recovery steam generators and the ALSPA Series 6 integrated control system. Alstoms combined cycle technology, based on its GT26 gas turbine, is among the most efficient and reliable technologies currently available.
When completed, the new power plant will increase the KMCs production capacity to 1,300 MW, highlighting KMCs role as one of Singapores main energy providers at around 10% of the countrys capacity for electricity generation.
Alstom also built KMCs existing 2x250 MW combined cycle power plant which entered commercial operation in 2007, on which Alstom is currently carrying out an 18-year operation and maintenance contract. This highlights the strength of Alstoms relationship with KMC.
This contract underlines Alstoms competitiveness in Asia for combined cycle power plants. said Marc Coxon, Senior Vice President Gas, Alstom Power. We have every intention of building on this success and continue implementing our growth strategy in Asia.
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 93,000 people in more than 70 countries, and had sales of over 23 billion in 2009/10 (pro forma figures).
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