Alstom to supply coal-fired plant

Alstom has been awarded a £370m contract by US utility Kansas City Power & Light to supply its new 850MW high-efficiency coal-fired power plant.


Alstom has been awarded a £370m contract by US utility Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) to supply its new 850MW high-efficiency coal-fired power plant.



Alstom will provide engineering, design and construction of the boiler and air quality control equipment. When completed in 2010, this unit will generate clean and reliable electricity from the USA’s abundant coal resources.



The new unit, known as Iatan 2, will be located at the Iatan Generating Station near Weston, Missouri. The award also includes integrated environmental control systems for the new unit and major retrofit work to the environmental control systems of Iatan 1, the existing 670MW coal-fired unit at the plant.



Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom’s Power Turbo Systems/Power Environment Sector, said: ‘Alstom will provide a solution for Iatan 2 that integrates the latest boiler technology with post-combustion air emissions control equipment. For Iatan 1, we will integrate several components to bring the plant up to a very high environmental standard.’