Alstom to upgrade Bahrain power plant

Alstom has signed a contract worth more than €100 million with the Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kingdom of Bahrain, for the modernisation of the Rifaa II power plant.


Alstom has signed a contract worth more than €100 million with the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), Kingdom of Bahrain, for the modernisation of the Rifaa II power plant.



The single-cycle power plant consists of six type GT13D2 gas turbines operating on fuel gas. The plant is over 20 years old and requires significant investment to ensure its long-term performance. The modernisation project will not only restore gas turbine output and efficiency lost due to the effects of ageing, but will improve overall plant performance and meet environmental standards



The scope of the contract includes the replacement of existing gas turbine single burners with Alstom’s EV burner technology to reduce NOx emissions.



The plant’s gas turbines will be upgraded to GT13DM, comprising new blades, vanes and vane carriers. Instrumentation and control and electrical systems will also be modernised using Turbopack 3000, Alstom’s modular service solution for the upgrade and modernisation of electrical systems.



The plant will be upgraded between November 2006 and 2009 during scheduled major overhauls of the gas turbines.