Alstom awarded 100 million Euro scrubber contract

Alstom and consortium partner Stone & Webster have entered into a 1 billion Euro agreement with Duke Power to retrofit four power stations with Flue Gas Desulphurisation Systems.

Alstom, in consortium with Stone & Webster Inc, has entered into a 1 billion Euro alliance agreement with Duke Power to retrofit four power stations with Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) Systems to control sulphur dioxide emissions.

Under the terms of the alliance agreement, Duke Power has awarded the consortium a firm contract, valued at over 280 million Euros, to retrofit the first of these four power stations; Marshall Steam Station in North Carolina. Alstom’s share of the contract is valued at over 100 million Euros.

Alstom will design, engineer and procure the process island (scrubber), the technology used to remove sulphur dioxide from power plant emissions. Stone & Webster will perform balance-of-plant design, engineering and procurement, as well as construction services for the scrubber installations.

Work will commence on the Marshall Steam Station in February 2004 and is scheduled for completion in 2007.

The alliance agreement envisages retrofit by the consortium of a total of twelve units (6,600 MW) at four power stations which are owned by Duke Power, a Duke Energy company. The other stations targeted for retrofitting under this FGD Retrofit Program are the Belews Creek, Allen and Cliffside stations in North Carolina.