French engineering company Alstom has signed a €250m ($333m) contract with the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to supply spare parts for 11 gas turbine units at five different power plants.

Alstom originally provided the 11 GT13 turbines and the contract also includes a package of strategic spares for use across GECOL’s installed base.

The delivery of parts for major inspections on six turbines is scheduled for this year, while the remaining parts for the five turbines will be delivered in 2014.

The service part of the inspection works will be partially carried out by ALGEC GT Services, a joint venture company established by GECOL and Alstom in 2004.

GECOL wants to have all of its gas power plants operational and re-connected to the Libyan grid in time to provide power to cover the peak summer and winter demands for 2013.

Alstom has delivered 24 gas turbines to Libya, which represents more than half of GECOL’s operational capacity.  

Alstom has also signed deals worth €16m ($21.2m) to provide the primary equipment and materials for two substations in Vietnam.

The contracts are with National Power Transmission Corporation, a subsidiary of Vietnam Electricity Group, and Alstom will provide all electrical materials, equipment and supervisory services for the My Tho and Vinh Tan 500/220 kV air-insulated substations in the south of the country.

The substations are key projects for infrastructure development in southern Vietnam. Once completed, My Tho will provide electricity for the Mekong Delta region, while Vinh Tan will connect the Vinh Tan Thermal Power Complex, the biggest thermal plant in Vietnam with a planned total capacity of 5600 MW, to the national grid,.

Michel Burtin, Alstom president in Vietnam, said the contracts “highlight Alstom’s leading position in the high voltage switchgear market as well as its long term commitment to support Vietnam’s power development plan”.