Alstom breaks billion Euro barrier

Alstom has been awarded separate contracts in China worth over one billion Euros to supply regional trains and locomotives and to provide power-generating equipment for three pumped-storage projects.

Alstom today signed four contracts with a combined value of 357 million Euros to provide power-generating equipment for three pumped-storage projects in China and transfer the related technology.

The scope of supply for all three projects covers the design, manufacturing, transport and supervision of the building and commissioning of 16 306 MW reversible pump-turbine/motor-generator units, all associated auxiliaries, plus electrical BOP and control systems. All equipment will be manufactured in Alstom’s facilities in Brazil, China, France and Switzerland.

The first contract is for the supply of eight 306 MW units for the Huizou Pumped-Storage Power Station, located in China’s southern Guangdong Province, for Guangdong Pumped Storage Company. The first unit is scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2008 and the last by the end of 2011.

The second covers the supply of four 306 MW units for the Bailianhe Pumped-Storage Power Station, located in central Hubei Province. The customer is Bailianhe Pumped-Storage Company. Commissioning of the units will stretch from the beginning of 2007 to mid-2008.

In the third contract, the State Grid Henan Baoquan Pumped Storage Company has ordered four 306 MW units for the underground powerhouse of the Baoquan Pumped-Storage Power Station located on the Yuhe River in central Henan Province. The first unit is scheduled for commercial operation in May 2008 and the last in April 2009.

The fourth contact concerns the transfer of technology. Under the terms of this contract, Alstom will transfer the relevant design and manufacturing technology of single stage reversible pump-turbine and motor-generator to Harbin Electrical Machinery Company and Dongfang Electrical Machinery Company.

Alstom also announced today that it has been chosen by China’s Ministry of Railways for the supply of regional trains and locomotives.

The contract specifies that 60 regional trains are to be supplied and built in China by Alstom working in partnership with the Changchun Railway Company.

This business is expected to be worth over 620 million Euros for Alstom including a technology transfer enabling 51 of the trains to be built locally. Alstom will supply three complete trainsets, six trainsets in kits, and equipment for the remaining 51 trainsets, from its sites in Savigliano, Italy, and La Rochelle in France.

The trainsets will be composed of eight cars each, based on Alstom’s Pendolino technology. Entering commercial service in 2007, they will run at a speed of 200km/h on various regional lines.

A further 180 high-power double locomotives are to be supplied and built in China by Alstom working in partnership with the Datong Electric Locomotive Company.

Alstom’s share of this business will account for around 380 million Euros and covers the supply of the first 12 locomotives and a technology transfer to enable the remaining 168 to be built locally.

The double electric locomotives are derived from Alstom’s Prima range and will be used primarily for heavy freight duties on the Datong-Qinhuangdao line.

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