Alstom has recently been awarded a contract valued at approximately 38 million Euros by SociÃ©tÃ© d’Ã‰nergie de la Baie James, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro QuÃ©bec.
The contract calls for the engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three 160 MW turbo-generator sets and their auxiliaries at the hydroelectric power plant Eastmain 1A. This power plant is part of the James Bay Hydroelectric Development programme.
Alstom’s hydro division in Canada is managing the project, for which the engineering work has already started.
Commissioning on the last turbine-generator set is scheduled to take place in December 2006.
”Alstom and Hydro-QuÃ©bec have been working together since the 1960’s,’ said Pierre Gauthier, President of ALSTOM Canada. ‘During these years, they have built a sound relationship based on proven expertise and technology.’