Alstom has penned a contract, worth close to EUR50m ($65m), with China State Development and Investment Corporation for the supply of 2 x 660 MW steam turbine generator units for a fossil fuel power plant in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The coal fired power plant, located in Hami, will be the first 600 MW sized power plant in Xinjiang with supercritical steam conditions designed for high efficiency and lower carbon emissions, says Alstom.

As one of the regions that boasts significant coal resources, Xinjiang is considered to be a key area for power supply development under China’s 12th Five-year Plan.

Several coal fired power plants are planned to help meet the target of having more than 50 GW of installed capacity by the end of 2015.

The new 2 x 660 MW Hami power plant is seen as a key project under this plan, and will supply power to help address the increasing demand for electricity in China’s central provinces.

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will design, manufacture, supply, supervise installation, test and commission the two 660 MW steam turbine generator units.

The plant is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

All the major components will be manufactured and supplied by Alstom’s turbine factory Alstom Beizhong Power (Beijing) Company Limited, which has the manufacturing capacity for sub-critical, supercritical and ultra-supercritical steam turbines and generators, ranging from 600 MW to 1000 MW.

The site recently supplied 12 × 600 MW steam turbine and generator sets to six thermal plants – Longshan, Pingwei II, Dabieshan, Pingliang II, Guixi and Shentou.

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