Moscow cogeneration contract for Alstom

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Alstom has won a contract with OJSC Mosenergo for turnkey delivery of a 420MW generating unit at Mosenergo’s combined heat and power plant, TPP26, in Moscow.

The new unit number 8 will increase capacity at the plant to 1830MW. The project is part of Mosenergo’s programme to develop Moscow’s power network to meet the fast-growing needs for power and heat in the region.

The contract will be carried out by Alstom in partnership with Power Engineering Group Energomachinostroitelny Alliance (EMAlliance). This contract follows the strategic partnership agreement signed in October 2005 by Alstom and EMAlliance. Alstom’s share of the total €280m contract will be €170m.

Alstom will provide an integrated power solution including the engineering, procurement, and commissioning of the unit. Major components to be delivered by Alstom include a multi-shaft combined cycle unit comprising a GT 26 gas turbine, steam turbine, two generators, one heat recovery steam generator and the control system for the entire facility. EMAlliance will manage civil works and construction and will provide the balance of plant, including the cooling tower, electrical equipment, heat exchangers and piping for district heating system.

The power generating unit is scheduled to be in commercial operation in 2009.