Alstom wins Brazilian power contract

Alstom has been awarded a 10-year contract to supply operation support and maintenance to the Nova Piratininga power plant, located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

According to Alstom, the total contract – worth approximately 130 million euros – was placed by Petrobras SA.

Part of the order had already been signed in January, in order to provide operation and maintenance services when the first gas turbine began commercial operation in July of this year.

The contract covers operation support and daily maintenance, as well as all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, of four GT11N2 gas turbines, generators and related auxiliaries.

Until recently, Piratininga has been operating as steam power plant equipped with two non-Alstom steam turbines. It will soon to be converted into a combined-cycle plant and Alstom has been awarded the contracts to supply the gas turbines for this purpose.

Currently one GT11N2 gas turbine is in commercial operation, the second unit is expected to be commercially operating by mid-September and mechanical erection of the other two turbines began in June this year.

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