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Alstom clinches €30m hydro deal in Georgia

A consortium of Alstom and GES companies has won a contract worth around €30m to equip a hydropower plant in Georgia.

The 178.6 MW Shuakhevi hydropower project is part of one of the largest foreign direct investment projects in Georgia to date.

It is intended to supply Georgia and Turkey with renewable energy to meet the peak electricity demAlstom hydroand during winter and is expected to be commissioned in 2016.

The consortium is formed of Alstom’s companies in India and Turkey and the Turkish and Georgian arms of GES.

Alstom’s share of the contract is worth around €20m and covers the supply and installation of electro-mechanical equipment, including two vertical Francis turbines of 89.3 MW, generators and an overhead electric crane, with complete mechanical and electrical balance-of-plant equipment.

The main turbines and generators will be manufactured at Alstom’s facility in Gujarat while the rest of the electrical and mechanical items will be supplied partially from Alstom’s sites in India and Turkey.

Jacques Hardelay, Alstom’s hydro business chief operating officer, said the company was proud to help Georgia reduce its carbon footprint through renewable power generation”.