Alstom awarded pollution control contract

Alstom has won separate orders worth in excess of 230 million Euros to supply air pollution control systems for power plants in France.

The orders have been placed by Electricité de France (EDF) and LA SNET, an independent power producer owned by Endesa, EDF and Charbonnages de France.

According to Alstom, the installation of the air pollution control systems will ensure the reduction of nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides emissions to a level significantly lower than required by the recently adopted European and French regulations.

The order from EDF, worth approximately 100 million Euros, is for the supply of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) units designed to reduce of nitrogen oxides at power stations in Le Havre, Normandy and Cordemais, Pays de la Loire.

The order from LA SNET is valued at around 130 million Euros and will be carried out in consortium with GTM, which is responsible for the civil works.

Alstom will deliver one SCR unit and one Flue Gas Desulphurisation unit to each of the 600 MW power stations located in Carling, Lorraine, and in Gardanne, Provence.

The construction of these units will start in early 2005, and are scheduled to be in operation by January 2008.