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Alstom bags two $96m power plant orders in Jordan

Firm to supply GT13 gas turbine and steam tail add-on technology

NEWS, Projects, Alstom, GT13 gas turbine, Metka, Samra Electric Power Company

Alstom has signed two $96m (€75m) orders with Metka S.A., a leading international contractor for large-scale energy projects, one for its GT13 gas turbine and the other for its steam tail add-on technology.

Alstom will deliver the equpment for key projects that Metka is executing for the Samra Electric Power Company in Jordan.

The first contract involves the delivery of a GT13E2 gas turbine and associated spares for the new fast-track simple cycle power plant being constructed in the Zarqa region. Alstom will design, deliver and supervise the installation of one GT13E2 gas turbine, generator and auxiliaries for the new unit.

Supply and installation will take place in a “fast-track” mode with commercial operation scheduled for June 2013. The power plant will add 146 MW to the Jordanian grid, bringing much-needed generation capacity ahead of the peak summer months.

The second contract involves the supply of Alstom steam-tail add-on technology to convert the existing 285 MW Samra III simple cycle gas-fired plant to a combined cycle plant. A steam-tail consists of adding steam power generation equipment to an existing gas power plant to increase its efficiency and cut emissions per MW produced.

The addition of this technology will increase the power generation capacity of the unit by an additional 143 MW. The project will enter commercial operation in 2015.

Recent Alstom projects in the region include the steam tail contract for the Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant being constructed for the Saudi Electric Company (SEC) in Saudi Arabia and the steam tail for the Az-Zour gas-fired project in Kuwait which will add 400 MW to the existing plant capacity.

Mark Coxon, senior vice president of Alstom’s Gas business, said: “The Middle East is an important gas-fired power generation market for Alstom and we are happy to be partnering in the effort to expand the Kingdom of Jordan’s generation capacity.

"Our technology is well suited to the needs of the region and will support the Middle East in increasing its generation capacity in the most efficient and cost effective manner.”

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