Global energy and transport infrastructure group Alstom announced a number of new power engineering orders Tuesday at the industry conference and exhibition, POWER-GEN International, taking place in Las Vegas this week.

Alsom has been awarded a turnkey contract from the Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd in the West Indies to supply a 25 MW GT10B gas turbine plant to be installed at BLPC’s Seawell power generation station adjacent to Grantley Adams airport near the coast. The plant will be used mainly for peak load operation and run on liquid fuel. Commissioning of the plant will take place in July 2002.

This latest order brings to a total of five the number of gas turbines supplied to BPLC from ALSTOM Power Sweden. Previous deliveries have comprised two GT35 and two GT10 turbines, the most recent in November 2000.

Alstom also announced an order for a ST6/ST5 reheat steam turbine combination for delivery to Chihuahua, Mexico. The turbine, with an output of just over 100 MW, will be used in a combined cycle plant, and will be delivered from Sweden in July 2002.

The customer, TransAlta, has previously purchased several steam turbines from Alstom During the last year, TransAlta have ordered two steam turbines (also ST6/ST5) to be operated in combined cycle in the Sarnia cogeneration plant in Canada, and a further high-pressure turbine (ST6) for the same plant. Both were tailor-made solutions.

The award of a 15-year maintenance contract for a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Chiba, Japan was also announced at POWER-GEN. The contract, worth about €69m, was placed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Under a 15 year power purchase agreement, the “Kawatetsu Chiba Clean Power Station” will supply power to Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO), Japan’s largest power utility.

The contract covers maintenance of the power plant and provides on-site technical experts for immediate trouble-shooting and technical emergency services.

The company also said it had been awarded contracts worth around $24m to supply gas turbines for oilfield application in Iran.

Under the terms of the contracts awarded by TotalFinaElf, Alstom will supply three Tornado water injection pump drivers; three Tornado generating sets and one Tornado compressor driver for the Dorood Project on Kharg Island.