31 July 2008 – Alstom has signed a contract worth over €200m ($312m) with China Guang Dong Nuclear Power Company (CGNPC) for the engineering and procurement of the complete turbine island for China’s first EPR nuclear power plant to be built in Taishan, Guangdong Province.
The new contract follows a €300m order – including €100m for Alstom – booked in February, and won in partnership with the Chinese industrial group and Alstom’s long-standing partner, Dongfang Electric Company.
This first order is for the supply of two 1750 MW Arabelle turbine-generator packages.
Alstom is part of a consortium comprising two subsidiaries of CGNPC: China Nuclear Power Engineering Company Limited (CNPEC) and China Nuclear Power Design Company Limited (CNPDC).
Alstom’s project responsibilities will be led by Alstom Turbomachines group business, including its local engineering office Alstom Wuhan Engineering and Technology Company.
Alstom will supply in-house designed components, as well as the basic engineering of the complete turbine island and pumping station, while AWEC will support the on-shore portion of the design and procurement.