has been awarded contracts to supply two GT26-based combined cycle power plants, including a total of nine GT26 gas turbines, in the
and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Staythorpe power plant is a part of RWE’s plan to renew its generation portfolio with more efficient and more environmentally friendly plants. According to Andrew Duff, group chief executive officer of RWE npower, ‘The investment in this new power plant to be built by Alstom will put us on track to reduce the amount of CO2 we emit per unit of power generated by one third by 2015 compared to 2000, and by one half compared to 1990 levels.’
The plant, located in Qidfa, in the Emirate of Fujairah, will support the fast-growing need for potable water and electricity in the northern Emirates and is expected to be operational by mid-2010.
According to Alstom, the flexibility of the sequential combustion GT26 gas turbine combined with Alstom's plant integrator capabilities allow the power plants to be designed to meet their unique power needs . The Staythorpe plant will be able to vary power output, while maintaining low emissions and high efficiency, to meet the daily variations in electricity demand. Similarly, the