Alstom wins Algerian power plant contract

Alstom has been awarded an order valued at about 123 million Euros to build a 300 MW turnkey power plant for Sonelgaz SpA in Algeria.

Alstom has been awarded an order valued at about 123 million Euros to build a 300 MW turnkey power plant for Sonelgaz SpA. The power plant will be located in F’Kirina, some 520 Km east of Algiers.

Sonelgaz SpA is a public company engaged in the production, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, in addition to the transport and distribution of natural gas over Algeria.

Alstom’s scope of supply includes two GT13E2 gas turbines as well as the generators, the high voltage substation and the electro-mechanical auxiliaries.

In addition Alstom will provide the civil work, erection, commissioning and testing of the power plant.

The construction of the F’Kirina 300 MW power plant, which is expected to operate for 20 years, will start in September 2003 and is scheduled to enter operation in October 2004. This fast track project will help to alleviate the shortage of power in Algeria.

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