Alstom wins €130 million power plant contract

Alstom has won a €130 million contract from Australia’s Braemar Power Project for the supply of a 450 MW open-cycle gas-fired power plant.


Alstom has won a €130 million contract from independent power producer Braemar Power Project for the supply of a turnkey 450 MW open-cycle gas-fired power plant at Braemar, in Queensland, Australia.



Alstom will design, supply, install and commission the entire power plant, consisting of 3 x Alstom GT13E2 gas turbines, step-up transformers, plant control systems and balance of plant.



The site has been designed to incorporate a further three gas turbine units at a later date with adequate space for the turbines to be converted to combined cycle in the future.



Construction of the all three units is due to begin at the end of May with commercial operation expected in July 2006. When complete, the plant will help meet the increasing electricity demands of the state of Queensland.


Today’s order brings the total of GT13E2 machines sold by Alstom to 96 units, six of which are in Australia. It follows a contract won by Alstom for two of the same units in March, to be supplied to a power plant in Singapore for Keppel Merlimau Cogen.