Alsthom picks up multi-country gas turbine equipment orders

GEC Alsthom`s European Gas Turbines subsidiary (EGT) is working on four orders worth more than (US)$32 million to supply gas turbine power generation equipment for the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

EGT will deliver three 6-MW Tornado gas turbine generating sets to BP Exploration in the first quarter of 1995, to be used for the new Andrew Field platform in the North Sea.

Two Tornado gas turbine generating sets will go to Sahinler Enerji AS for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant for the largest textile manufacturer in Turkey. The sets will incorporate Alsthom generators and two unfired exhaust heat recovery units. The plant will enter service at the end of this year, providing two factories at Corlu with 12 MW of electricity and 28 tons of steam per hour.

The third order is to supply three 4.5-MW Typhoon gas turbine generating sets for a CHP plant at the Bank of Italy`s data processing and service center near Rome. The sets, scheduled for delivery in early 1995, will provide 14.3 MW of electricity for space heating and cooling.

The fourth order is for FMC Foret in Barcelona, Spain, for the first RLM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine in the country. The 22-MW turbine is set for fall installation in a cogeneration plant at a chemical factory in Huelva.

Alsthom`s 724-MW coal-fired Yue Yang power station, located on the Yangtze river south of Beijing, has been inaugurated by Huaneng International Power Development Corp. and Zhou Bahaua, Hunan Province vice-governor. Alsthom was responsible for the engineering of the station, supply of the two turbine generator units, boilers and ancillary plant, and miscellaneous construction materials.

Alsthom has supplied six steam power stations to China with a total generating capacity of 5,580 MW. Two coal-fired stations are under construction at Shajiao plant and Beilungang station.

Alsthom`s new manufacturing plant at Santa Perpetua de Mogoda near Barcelona, Spain, is now operating. The plant employees 1,000 people and has 60,000 meters of workshop area, representing a total investment of (US)$70 million. The plant will manufacture, assemble, test and transport turbogenerators up to 400 MW.

GEC Alsthom Australia picked up a (US)$56 million contract in Indonesia to supply five new substations, extend five existing substations and upgrade another five. The substations will connect the 150-kV transmission network to 20-kV feeders for distribution to local communities. This is the first major power transmission and distribution order secured by the company in Indonesia.