Alstom awarded GT26 contract

Energia has awarded Alstom€350 million to construct and maintain an 800MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant in southern Italy.

The contract covers the engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of the plant as well as long-term maintenance services for the gas turbines. The contract is expected to come into force within the next six months, when Energia has finalised project funding. The plant should come into commercial operation in 2008.

The plant technology is based on two GT26 gas turbines in a multishaft arrangement with heat recovery steam generators, steam turbine and electrical generators, jet condenser and a dry cooling tower.

“The contract with Energia is a big step forwards for Alstom in Italy and our first success in the country with our GT26 gas turbines,” said Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom’s Power Turbo-Systems / Power Environment Sector. “The contract follows our recent selection by RWE to provide the same technology in Germany.”

There are currently 76 units with this Alstom technology in commercial operation. Two projects containing seven GT26 gas turbines are under construction in Spain and Thailand.