Power on the Nile

Alstom has today been awarded 250 million Euros to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for the Merowe Dam Project, located on the Nile River.

Alstom has today been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources of the Republic of the Sudan to supply the electro-mechanical equipment for the Merowe Dam Project, located on the Nile River. The value of the contract is worth in excess of 250 million Euros.

Alstom’s scope of supply includes 10 hydro turbines and generators, each with an output of 125 MW; control systems and engineering services. The scope of supply also includes erection and commissioning.

On completion of this project, Sudan’s capacity to generate power will be more than doubled. The project, due to commence in December 2003 will be executed over a period of five years and will involve Alstom units from Brazil, Switzerland, France and Germany.

Philippe Soulié, President of Alstom’s Power Environment Sector said ‘winning this contract represents a major success for us. At this particular point in Alstom’s recovery plan, we regard this award as a strong and encouraging demonstration of confidence on the part of our customer.’

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