Coal, Combined Cycle

Alstom wins Egyptian business

5 July 2005 – An Alstom-led consortium has won a €42m ($50m) contract to provide a steam turbine generator package for the new 750 MW Talkha combined cycle power plant in Egypt.

Alstom, in consortium with Spanish partner INITEC Energia, will design, supply and install a 260 MW steam turbine generator and auxiliaries for East Delta Electricity Production Company (EDEPC), the company responsible for building and operating the Talkha power station, and an affiliate of Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC).

The contract is the second in a year won by the same Alstom/INITEC consortium for steam turbine generators and auxiliaries, the first being for Cairo North II combined cycle power plant in October 2004, also owned by EEHC. In addition to these two contracts, Alstom also won an order in the country for four heat recovery steam generators (HRSG’s) for the Nubareya combined cycle power plant in January 2004.

The Talkha project is part of the EEHC’s five-year programme (2002-2007) to add 4500 MW to the country’s national grid.

Marcel Mueller, Vice-President of Alstom’s Steam Turbine and Generator Business, said: “This is a great success for Alstom and our partner INITEC to provide efficient and reliable power for increased demand in Egypt. We are looking forward to further supporting EEHC’s strong expansion programme.”

Alstom also announced last week that it had won two contracts worth €20m to supply equipment to two new hydroelectric plants being built as part of the Sauda project on the western coast of Norway.