Coal, Hydroelectric

Alstom’s Indian expansion rewarded with contract

6 April 2005 – Alstom will supply power generation equipment to India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) for what will be the country’s largest hydro power plant.

The €265m ($341m) Subansiri hydro power project, in Assam will provide 2000 MW when it comes into operation in 2010 and will increase the country’s generation capacity by 2 per cent.

According to an Alstom statement, a key factor in attaining the turnkey contract was “its capability to produce the majority of the equipment in India.”

Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom’s Power Turbo Systems and Power Environment sectors, said: “We have been investing in our Baroda factory in order to develop it into a world hub for hydro projects.” He continued, “It confirms that our commitment to India is the right strategy for Alstom.”

Alstom’s scope of supply for the 2000 MW plant covers electro mechanical equipment including: turbines, generators, balance of plant, plant control and monitoring systems. The main components will be manufactured at the company’s newly expanded factory in Baroda.