Alstom to Deliver 850 MW Gas-Fired Combined-Cycle Power Plant in Bangkok, Thailand

Mon Feb 4, 2013 6:54am EST

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A contract worth approximately €225 million
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News : 

Alstom (Paris:ALO), in consortium with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, has been
awarded an EPC1 contract by Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)
to build the 850 MW North Bangkok combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) block 2 and
supply its equipment. Alstom`s share in this contract amounts to approximately
€225 million. The contract was signed today in presence of Patrick Kron,
Alstom`s CEO. Located in the northern suburbs of Bangkok, the plant will supply
electricity to meet the fast growing demand of the Kingdom`s capital. 

This will be Alstom`s first combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) contract with EGAT
and the first CCPP in the world to feature Alstom`s upgraded GT26 gas turbine.
Alstom will supply two GT26 gas turbines, the turbogenerators, heat recovery
steam generators (HRSG), steam turbines and distribution control system. 

The upgraded GT26 gas turbine offers greater operational flexibility,
reliability and availability, resulting in improved efficiency with lower

EGAT is Thailand`s public utility and the largest power producer in the country,
with a combined installed base of over 13,000 MW, approximately 47.8% of the
country`s generating capacity. North Bangkok CCPP block 2 will contribute to
EGAT's plans to increase Thailand`s capacity by 55,000 MW by 2030, whilst
minimising carbon dioxide emissions. 

Mark Coxon, Senior Vice President of Alstom`s gas business said, "This success
reinforces our customer`s confidence in our technology to produce clean,
flexible and efficient power for Thai consumers and businesses. We are happy to
support Thailand`s efforts to meet its energy demands today and in the future."

This contract further strengthens the Group`s position as a key player in power
generation infrastructure in Thailand, having built over 7 GW of the installed
capacity of the country. This includes the engineering, procurement and
construction of several gas-fired plants, including the 730 MW Bowin, 350 MW
Bang Bo and 1,520 MW Kaeng Khoi 2 projects. Alstom also supplied equipment to
Rayong, Thailand`s first CCPP. 

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 EPC: Engineering, Procurement and Construction

Press contacts
Emmanuelle Châtelain, Isabelle Tourancheau - Tel +33 1 41 49 37 38 /39 95,
Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Thermal Power) - Tel +41 79 486 3798
Julie Khoo - Tel +65 6236 1575
Delphine Brault - Tel +33 1 41 49 26 42

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