Alstom awarded €265 million

Alstom has been awarded €265 million to supply power generation equipment to the Subansiri Hydro Power Project in India.

Alstom has been selected for a €265 million project with India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) for the turnkey supply of power generation equipment to the Subansiri Hydro Power Project, in Assam, India. The project will be the largest hydropower scheme in the country.

Alstom’s scope of supply for the 2000 MW power plant covers electro-mechanical equipment including turbines, generators, balance of plant, plant control and monitoring systems. The main components will be manufactured at Alstom’s newly-expanded factory in Baroda, India.

The plant is due to come into operation in 2010. Once completed, the hydro power station will increase the total power generation capacity of India by 2%.

“Alstom has more than a 30% share of world hydro power generation and we consider India to be one of the most important developing markets,” commented Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom’s Power Turbo Systems and Power Environment Sectors. “We have been investing in our Baroda factory in order to develop it into a world hub for hydro projects.”