Alstom Will Supply Equipment for HFO-fired1 Steam Power Plant, in Saudi Arabia

Thu Apr 4, 2013 11:58am EDT

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A contract worth €750 million
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

Alstom (Paris:ALO) has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for the Yanbu
3 power and desalination plant located on the Red Sea coast in the western part
of Saudi Arabia. This will be one of the country`s first supercritical power
plants to run on heavy fuel oil. This investment is part of Saudi Arabia`s
objective to expand its power generation base while minimising impact on the
environment. The contract is worth around €750 million2. 

Alstom`s part in the contract includes the basic engineering of the power block,
advisory services during detailed engineering and procurement, supervision
services during construction and commissioning and delivery of main equipment
for 5 x 620 MW units including the steam turbines and generators, the HFO-fired
supercritical boilers, electrostatic precipitators and the flue gas
desulphurization system. The plant is due to enter commercial operation in 2016.

Alstom will supply the equipment to Al-Toukhi Company for Industry, Trading &
Contracting, which is leading the consortium in charge of the engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) of the plant for the Saline Water Conversion
Corporation (SWCC), one of the leading power and water utilities in the region. 

The project is of great significance for SWCC and for Saudi Arabia in general.
The plant will produce 3100 MW power to meet the increasing electricity demands
as it will supply sweet water and feed the grid in the western part of the
country where the cities of Jeddah, Yanbu and the holy cities Mecca and Madinah
are located. The balance power and extracted steam will be fed into the
associated new Yanbu 550`000 m3/d desalination plant which will be a key
supplier of water to the city of Madinah. 

"The Yanbu 3 project will add 2700 MW of cleaner high-efficiency power to the
Saudi grid and steam to a new desalination plant thanks to our market-leading
supercritical technology combined with Alstom`s ability to integrate equipment
into complete and complex power projects," said Andreas Lusch, Senior Vice
President for Alstom`s steam business. 

Alstom has equipped over 20% of Saudi Arabia`s installed power generation base.
Its steam turbine technology also features in Shoaiba - the region`s biggest
power plant and aptly called the `Giant of the Middle East`. Its environmental
control systems in operation at projects like Rabigh IPP, Shoaiba 3 and Yanbu 2
are enabling the country to reduce power plant emissions. 

Alstom is the world leader in supercritical and ultrasupercritical steam power
plant technology and has already supplied or has under construction over 36 GW
capacity globally including projects in South Africa, Germany, Poland, Malaysia
and China. 

1 HFO : Heavy Fuel Oil
2 This contract has been booked in fiscal year 2012/13. 

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.


Press Contacts
Emmanuelle Châtelain, Isabelle Tourancheau - Tel +33 1 41 49 37 38 /39 95 ,
Majed Almajed (Alstom Middle East) - Tel +971 56 216 8305
Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Thermal Power) - +41794863798
Delphine Brault - Tel +33 1 41 49 26 42

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