Alstom wins 450 million Euro power plant order

Alstom has been awarded a 450 million Euro contract for the turnkey supply of an 800 MW gas-fired power plant that will be built at Dunkirk, on the northernmost tip of France.

The plant itself will be owned by Gaz de France Group.

Alstom will deliver two 400 MW power trains, each composed of one GT13E2 gas turbine fired by natural gas, one gas-fired boiler running on blast furnace and coke-oven gases from the nearby Sollac Atlantique steel works, one 235 MW steam-generator set, the cooling water system, the complete advanced electrical and control system and all electro-mechanical auxiliaries.

The contract also includes an agreement for a 20-year maintenance service package for the gas turbines.

The commercial operation of the power plant is scheduled for February 2005.

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