INDIA—ALSTOM has won an 85 million euro order to build a combined cycle power plant at Hazira, in Gujarat State for Gujarat State Energy Generation Ltd. Electricity from the plant, which is scheduled to enter commercial operation in early 2002, will serve a wide variety of consumers in the State.

ALSTOM Power will deliver 2 x 58 MW type GT8C2 gas turbines, a steam turbine, two heat recovery steam generators, electrical equipment, the instrumentation and control system, all balance of plant equipment as well as the HV switchyard. The use of ALSTOM Power’s GT8C2 highly efficient and environmentally friendly gas turbine technology will greatly contribute to the Hazira plant’s overall efficiency, while ensuring low NOx emissions.

ALSTOM has a strong Indian presence in the power, transmission & distribution and transport sectors. In power, ALSTOM has installed approximately 10,000 MW of generating capacity in the country of which around 2,000 MW are high efficiency combined-cycle power plants. The company also participated in the successful construction of India’s first IPP project, the 235 MW Jegurupadu combined cycle plant, for which it supplied 3 x 53 MW type GT8C gas turbines.

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.