15 December 2006 — Alstom has won a contract with OJSC Mosenergo, a Russian utility, for its part in the turnkey delivery of a 420 MW generating unit at Mosenergo’s combined heat and power plant, TPP26, in Moscow.
The new unit No. 8 will increase capacity at the plant to 1,830 MW. The project is part of Mosenergo’s program to develop Moscow’s power network to meet the fast-growing needs for power and heat in the capital’s region.
The contract will be carried out by Alstom in consortium with its Russian partner, Power Engineering Group Energomachinostroitelny Alliance (EMAlliance). This contract follows the strategic partnership agreement signed in October 2005 by Alstom and EMAlliance. Alstom’s share of the total 280 million euros contract will be 170 million euros.
Alstom will provide an integrated power solution including the engineering, procurement, and commissioning of the unit. Major components to be delivered by Alstom include a multi-shaft combined cycle unit comprising a GT 26 gas turbine, steam turbine, two generators, one heat recovery steam generator and the control system for the entire facility.
EMAlliance will manage civil works and construction and will provide the balance of plant, including the cooling tower, electrical equipment, heat exchangers and piping for district heating system.
The power generating unit is scheduled to be in commercial operation in 2009.