PARIS, Oct. 31, 2000 (PRNewswire via COMTEX) — ALSTOM has been awarded a contract worth approximately 140 million euros (US$115 million) to extend Comision Federal De Electricidad’s Chicoasen hydro power plant near Tuxtla Gutierrez in Mexico.

ALSTOM will supply 3 x 310 MW turbines and generators, the complete electrical and mechanical balance of plant, the hydromechanical equipment and the plant’s control and monitoring system. ALSTOM will also be responsible for secondary civil works, erection and commissioning.

Equipment will be manufactured at ALSTOM’s Power facilities in Switzerland, France and Brazil.

Site work is scheduled to begin in early 2001 and the plant is scheduled to enter commercial operation in April 2004.

The existing plant, which was commissioned in 1980, consists of 5 x 300 MW generating units for which ALSTOM had supplied the generators.

ALSTOM is the global specialist in energy and transport infrastructure. The company serves the energy market through its activities in the fields of power generation, power transmission and distribution, power conversion and electrical contracting and the transport market through its activities in rail and marine.

Following the full integration of the power generation activities, ALSTOM today has annual sales in excess of 20 billion euros and employs more than 140,000 people in over 70 countries.

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