Alstom wins Jordan power contracts

Alstom has won contracts worth around €100m to provide power generation equipment to the Middle East.


Alstom has won contracts worth around €100m (£90.7m) to provide power generation equipment to the Middle East.



One of the largest contracts covers the supply of key equipment to Korean contractor Hanwha Engineering and Construction for the new Samra III gas-fired power plant in the Kingdom of Jordan.



Alstom will design, deliver and supervise the installation of two GT13E2 gas turbines, generators and auxiliaries for the gas-fired unit, which is located in the region of Al Hashemya and will be operated by Samra Electric Power Generating Company.



The Samra III plant is expected to generate 285MW with a nine per cent higher efficiency rate than existing comparable cycle units. Upon completion of Samra III, the total capacity of the entire power plant will be approximately 900MW, the largest electricity generation source in Jordan.



The Kingdom of Jordan faces a 10 per cent annual growth of energy consumption and it is in the process of expanding its current 2,300MW power generation fleet.



Alstom claims the GT13E2 turbine is a popular product in the Middle East and North Africa because it is designed to operate in harsh climatic conditions. The latest contract expands Alstom’s fleet of GT13s in the Middle East and Africa to 62.