Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Combined Cycle, Gas

Alstom secures second GT26 CCGT order in Ireland

3 July 2007 – Alstom has announced today an order last week worth €275m ($375m) from ESB Power Generation, a division of the Irish state-owned power producer Electricity Supply Board (ESB), for the construction of a 430 MW combined cycle power plant at Aghada, Midleton Co. Cork, Ireland.

The contract, signed last week, is the second GT26 technology-based contract signed by Alstom with ESB, following the Synergen plant at Ringsend in Dublin, which went into commercial operation in 2002. When operational, this new power
plant will enable ESB to improve its competitive position in the Irish electricity market, and is part of ESB’s plan to renew its generation portfolio with new more efficient and more environmentally friendly plant.

Under the contract, Alstom will provide all engineering, procurement and construction services to deliver a fully integrated turnkey power plant. The plant is composed of one KA26 combined cycle unit and will integrate in-house core plant components built around Alstom’s world-leading GT26 gas turbine technology.

Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom Power Systems, said: “The Aghada power plant will offer ESB a high degree of flexibility and reduce NOx and CO2 emissions. Alstom is really happy to be helping ESB to increase its capacity and tackle the challenge of climate change head-on with the most pragmatic solution available today – increased plant efficiency”.