Centrica Energy Awards Alstom the Long Term Maintenance of South Humber Bank Power Plant
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130409:nBw095789a A contract worth €120 million in the UK LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(Business Wire)-- Regulatory News: Centrica Energy has awarded Alstom (Paris:ALO) a €120 million contract1 for gas turbine maintenance services at its South Humber Bank power station in the north of the UK. The agreement covers the five Alstom GT13E2 gas turbines installed at the 1260 MW combined-cycle power plant over the next seven years. In addition to the delivery of parts and equipment for the performance of all planned inspections on the five gas turbines, Alstom will supply all necessary craft labour as well as on-site technical field advisors. The contract also includes delivery of two additional upgrade packages based on the successful validation of the first upgrade installed in February 2012 on a single turbine at the same power station. Tony Lyon, Plant Manager for South Humber Bank from Centrica Energy commented, "The first installation has successfully demonstrated that this upgrade delivers substantial benefits.With the new order, the benefits cumulated across our other machines will increase our combined-cycle plant output. The plant efficiency gain will allow us to reduce our fuel costs and CO2 emissions." Hans-Peter Meer, Senior Vice President of Alstom Thermal Services said: "This upgrade represents one of our most significant service innovations for the installed fleet. It helps our customers to increase the competitiveness of their power generation assets by increasing plant performance and reducing operation costs." 1 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. Website www.alstom.com Press contacts Emmanuelle Châtelain, Isabelle Tourancheau - Tel +33 1 41 49 37 38 /39 95 email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org or Jonathan Smith - Tel 01788 545602 or 07801 775650 Head of Media Relations, Alstom UK email@example.com or Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Thermal Power) - +41794863798 firstname.lastname@example.org or InvestorRelations Delphine Brault - Tel +33 1 41 49 26 42 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2013