Alstom wins supply contract for Estonian CFB power plant

French conglomerate Alstom has signed a €950m (£797m) contract with Narva Elektrijaamad to supply two 300MW units for a fossil fuel power plant based on Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) boiler technology in Estonia.

The power plant, located in Narva and fuelled with local oil shale, will supply a major part of the country’s domestic electricity consumption and ensure Estonia’s compliance with the EU LCPD emissions directive by substantially reducing emissions.

This agreement includes a first unit of 300MW for an amount of €540m and an option for a second unit of 300MW for €410m, which could be exercised by the customer within the next 18 months.

Under the contract terms, Alstom will design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission the units, including the supply of final fuel handling, CFB boiler, steam turbine, flue-gas treatment and automation, control and electrical systems for each unit.