Alstom Wins Contracts In Saudi Arabia & Iraq

Alstom Thermal Power, an affiliate of French energy group Alstom, has won a $ 122 million contract to provide the steam tail for a gas-fired power plant under construction in Saudi capital of Riyadh.
The PP12 plant, to be operational by 2015, will produce to 2,175 megawatts, using exhaust gases from the gas turbines to generate steam and run the steam turbines. This combined cycle is a highly efficient technology which enables to produce more power with no additional fuel consumption while meeting greenhouse gas emission standards.
Alstom will supply the Saudi plant with 2 steam-turbine generator units and 8 heat recovery steam generators.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s major oil producer and exporter, has unveiled lately an ambitious investment plan worth $80 billion aimed at increasing its power output capacity by 30,000 MW by 2018 to meet the Saudi Kingdom’s growing power demand.
Another affiliate of the French group, Alstom Grid has signed contracts worth $42 million to boost the electricity capacity and network of Iraq’s Kurdistan region. The French company will supply the Iraqis four 132/33/11 kV Air-insulated Switchgear (AIS) substations and one 132/33/11 kV Gas-insulated Switchgear (GIS) substation.

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