13 November 2003 – Alstom has just 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 in excess of €250m ($293m).
Alstom’s scope of supply includes 10 hydro turbines and generators, each with an output of 125 MW, the balance of plant, control system and engineering. The scope also includes erection and commissioning. One of the key factors in Alstom winning this contract has been its unrivalled experience in the field of hydro power. This new contract confirms Alstom’s No. 1 position in this world-wide market.
This contract marks a milestone in the economic progress of Sudan. On completion of this project, the power generation capacity 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 several engineering and manufacturing units in Alstom including 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 and we are proud to be associated with this prestigious project”