The GT24 leaving Chattanooga will sail via barge down the Tennessee River. Alstom’s customer, ACS Cobra, will take possession of the unit in New Orleans for transportation to its final destination – Mexico’s El Sauz CFE combined cycle power plant. In 2011, Alstom was awarded the contract to supply a new GT24 gas turbine to replace three existing gas turbines and retrofit a steam turbine, thus extending the lifetime of the El Sauz plant by 25 years and delivering a 20 percent boost in operational efficiency.
Alstom last year expanded its offering for the North American natural gas electricity generation market with the introduction of its next generation GT24 gas turbine and KA24 combined-cycle power train.
Inaugurated in June of 2010, Alstom’s Chattanooga power systems manufacturing facility provides new and retrofit equipment for nuclear, steam, gas and hydroelectric power plants. The plant represents an investment in excess of $300 million that will create up to 350 jobs at full capacity.
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