Alstom has won an order for a turnkey 660MW open-cycle gas-fired power plant located in Munmorah, 120 km north of Sydney, Australia. The contract, worth approximately €250m, was awarded by state-owned utility, Delta Electricity.
Under the contract, Alstom will be responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the entire power plant, including 4 x GT13E2 gas turbines, step-up transformers, plant control systems and balance of plant. The power plant will provide power during peak demand periods.
This contract is Alstom’s fifth in Australia since 2005 for the supply of turnkey gas turbine plants, providing a total of 11 turbines to the country for either peaking, cogeneration or combined cycle applications.
The Colongra power plant will be built next to Delta Electricity’s existing coal-fired plant, at Munmorah, on the New South Wales central coast.
Alstom supplied the original 4 x 350 MW steam turbine generators units to Munmorah in the mid-1960’s and will now supply technology that will generate enough electricity to supply 600,000 homes at peak times.