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Alstom to supply four high-efficiency boilers in Shandong Province, China

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Wuhan Boiler Company (WBC), Alstoms largest utility boiler manufacturing site in the world, has signed a contract with Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Co. Ltd., to supply four 350 MW sub-critical pulverised coal-fired boilers, for a cogeneration power plant located in Shandong Province, China.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom WBC will design, manufacture and supply the units. The sites state-of-the-art equipment will raise the efficiency of conventional coal fired power plants, leading to a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions. The delivery of the boilers will be completed by 2013.

Alstom WBC and Shandong Weiqiao have a long-term partnership that can be traced back to 1995. Alstom WBC previously supplied Shandong Weiqiao with 56 boilers in total.

"China remains the world's largest coal-fired power generation market. The sustainable development of thermal power relies on the facilitation of cleaner power production. This contract illustrates the customers sustained trust and confidence in Alstoms clean power solutions and high-efficiency equipment," says Frederic Pierucci, Vice President of Alstom Boilers.

Alstom inaugurated the new factory of the Alstom WBC in November 2009, with a total investment of RMB 900 million (90 million). This is one of the most important boiler business sites of Alstom worldwide, with design, engineering and R&D capacities. The site produces industrial leading equipment including large circulating fluidised bed boilers, high-efficiency 600 MW supercritical boilers and 1000 MW ultra-supercritical boilers, which reduce emissions of CO2. The site vastly enhances Alstoms manufacturing capabilities in China and the Asia-Pacific, and allows Alstom to be closer to its customers in China.

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. It had sales of 20 billion and booked close to 22 billion in orders in 2011/12.

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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