Alstom awarded retrofit contract

Alstom has been awarded a contract to retrofit intermediate pressure (IP) turbines at West Burton and Cottam coal-fired power stations.

Alstom has been awarded a contract to retrofit intermediate pressure (IP) turbines at West Burton and Cottam coal-fired power stations. The retrofit is designed to improve the efficiency and extend the life of turbines at the two EDF Energy power stations.

West Burton and Cottam power stations are both rated at 2,000MW and are located in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands.

The contract entails replacing the inner cylinder and fitting a new rotor and blades on Cottam 2 and West Burton 1.

According to Alstom, the work – to be completed in Spring and Summer of 2014 – will improve the heat rate, reset the life of the major IP turbine components, and ensure lower maintenance costs for the remainder of their life.