Alstom Power has been awarded a EUR6 million (US$8.5 million) contract to modernize the high pressure (HP) section of a 145 MW LMZ steam turbine at Oulu Energy’s Toppila unit 2 CHP/district heating plant in Oulu, Northern Finland.
 
Alstom’s scope includes a complete HP turbine retrofit, covering engineering, manufacturing and transportation of the new HP module, as well as disassembly of the old module and erection and commissioning of the new module.
 
The turbine retrofit will significantly improve the HP turbine’s efficiency and provide increased output. The replacement work at the site will be performed in July 2012.
 
Toppila CHP plant produces electricity and district heating from wood and peat for the city of Oulu in Northern Finland.
 
The two units of the power plant provide 210 MW of electricity and 340 MWth of district heating.
 
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