Alstom to service gas turbines in the Ivory Coast and Jordan

Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:50am EST

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Contracts worth approximately €135 million1
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News : 

Alstom (Paris:ALO) has been awarded two contracts for Long Term Service
Agreements (LTSA) for GT13E2 gas turbines in the Ivory Coast and Jordan. The
contract for the Azito power plant in the Ivory Coast covers a 15 year period
and includes the delivery of spare parts, reconditioning services and inspection
supervision for the gas turbines and generators. The contract for the Samra III
power plant in Jordan spans a 10 year period and includes the delivery of new
and reconditioned parts as well as supervision manpower for the execution of
major inspections on all three GT13E2 units installed at the plant. 

The Azito power plant, owned by Azito Energie S.A., consists of two GT13E2 gas
turbines operating in single cycle mode and is located close to the country`s
capital Abidjan. The plant provides 288 MW of electric power to the grid and
accounts for approximately 35 % of the total electricity production in the Ivory

For the Samra III power plant, owned by Samra Electric Power Co., Alstom has
already provided two GT13E2 gas turbines and will commission the third turbine,
generator and auxiliaries by summer 2013. In addition Alstom is currently
supplying a steam tail to convert the existing Samra III 285 MW single cycle to
a combined cycle power plant. This conversion will increase the plant`s power
generation capacity by an additional 143 MW and is scheduled to enter commercial
operation in 2015. 

Hans-Peter Meer, Senior Vice President of Alstom Thermal Services stated, "These
new service contracts confirm Alstom`s strong position in servicing and
maintaining gas turbines and generators. Both the Azito and Samra power plants
are located in regions with extreme climate conditions where reliable power
generation is key. Alstom`s technology, solutions and services support our
customers` needs in these regions and we are committed to further building
strong relationships with the local power producers."

About Alstom
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power
plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources,
including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of
solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs
92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked
close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.

1 They will be progressively booked throughout the execution of the contracts

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