Contracts & Construction

Ann Chambers, Associate Editor

Siemens Power Generation Group (KWU) is building a 16.4 MW combined-cycle power plant in Surabaya/East Java under a turnkey contract from P.T. Emdeki Utama, Gresik. Siemens is directly supplying the steam turbine, the two generators, the electrical systems as well as the instrumentation and control equipment. The gas turbine will be supplied by Tuma Turbomach of Mezzovico, Switzerland, a subcontractor of Siemens. Under local conditions, the plant will achieve 42 percent efficiency. Startup is scheduled for early 1999.

GE Marine & Industrial Engines has contracted with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries to provide three LM6000 gas turbines for Taiwan`s first aeroderivative gas turbine-based independent power-producing plant. Hsin Yu Cogeneration Co. Ltd. is developing the 155 MW combined-cycle Science Park Cogeneration Plant. The plant is expected to begin commercial operation in April 1999.

A joint venture of Black & Veatch and J.A. Jones is building a (US)$100 million, 120 MW coal-fired power plant in Quetzal, Guatemala. Price Brothers Co. is building the cooling water pipeline. The plant is a joint engineering-procurement construction project by JBV Guatemala, LLC.

UNC Industrial Power has an-nounced sales of gas turbine-power genset packages totaling (US)$2.5 million to two major Venezuelan companies. The gen-sets are scheduled to go on-line by the end of the year. A 2 MW package is being delivered to an oil refinery and a 1.5 MW package is being installed at an automobile glass manufacturer. Both use engines that have been overhauled and upgraded by UNC.

W?rtsil? NSD recently received an order for an 87 MW Power Master plant to be delivered to South Sumatra, Indonesia for PT Wachyuni Mandira. The plant is scheduled for full operation in mid-1998.

Foster Wheeler Corp. has an-nounced a contract with a consortium of Foster Wheeler Pyropower Inc. and ABB Power Generation Ltd. for a (US)$196.5 million extension of the major rehabilitation project currently in progress at the Turow Power Station in Bogatynia, Poland. The first phase calls for the replacement of Units 1 and 2 with two 235 MW circulating fluidized-bed boilers. Unit 1 should start-up early in 1998 with the second unit following a few months later. The new contract calls for the replacement of a third unit at Turow, to be completed in July 2000.

A consortium of General Electric Canada Inc., Siemens AG and Voith Hydro GmbH has signed a (US)$320 million contract to supply electrical equipment for the Three Gorges hydropower project on the Yangtze River in China. The consortium will provide six hydro turbines and generators for a hydroelectric plant at the end of the Three Gorges Region, which has been under construction since 1993. Designed to produce 18,200 MW of power when it is completed in 2009, Three Gorges is the world`s largest hydroelectric project.

CMS Generation Co. has announced completion of a (US)$1.5 billion transaction for the privatization and expansion of the largest independent power facility in Africa, the Jorf Lasfar coal-fired power plant in Morocco. CMS Energy and ABB have begun construction on two new generating units, totaling 696 MW, more than doubling the capacity of the baseload facility to 1,356 MW.

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. of India has received the contract to set up a 104 MW combined-cycle cogeneration power plant on a build-own-operate basis for Haldia Petrochemical Complex in Bengal, India. The naphtha-fired combined-cycle power plant will be operated in parallel with the West Bengal Electricity Board. L&T-Sargent & Lundy Ltd. is performing detailed engineering of this power plant and also a 100 MW naphtha-based combined-cycle power project at Kovaya in Gujarat, India. L&T-Sargent & Lundy Ltd. has been awarded the engineering for a cross-country naphtha pipeline by Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd. to provide fuel for a 160 MW combined-cycle expansion under implementation adjoining an existing 145 MW gas-based power plant in Vadodara, India.

Mexico`s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has signed contracts for Rosarito III, a (US)$244 million, 450 MW power plant with a 58 percent thermal efficiency. Nissho Iwai Corp. and ABB Energy Ventures garnered the contract in a joint venture called the Rosarito Power Co.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) has signed Siemens to build a turnkey steam power plant in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Total investment will be (US)$300 million. The 235 MW plant will generate 230 tons of process steam per hour for CSN, a steel producer. Top gas from the blast furnace process, coke-oven gas and tar, natural gas and heavy fuel will be used as fuels.

Egypt`s Hydro Power Plant Energy Authority has awarded Cegelec a turnkey contract to supply a mini-hydroelectric station for the Faiyun oasis, about 70 km south of Cairo. The 800 kW station is due to come online in early 2000.

Finnish utility Vaskiluodon Voima Oy has ordered a complete renewal of its power plant control system, field engineering and operation supervision system from Valmet Automation Inc. in a contract valued at (US)$4 million.

Westinghouse Electric Corp. has announced a commitment from AES Corp. in Arlington, Va., USA, for a 484 MW turnkey power plant in Merida, Mexico. The Merida III combined-cycle plant will be the first independent power project in Mexico, with commercial operation scheduled for February 2000. Power will be sold to CFE.

Siemens AG has announced plans to invest (US)$40 million in Melbourne, Australia to create an engineering hub for its Asia-Pacific operations.

MAX Control Systems recently signed a (US)$2 million contract with China National Electrical Equipment Import/Export Co. to supply two distributed control systems for the Feng Cheng B 600 MW coal-fired power plant in Jiangxi Province, China. The project is scheduled for completion in 1999.

Korea Electric Power Corp. and GE Power Systems have announced that Blocks 3 and 4 of the Seoinchon combined-cycle power plant are now in commercial service. The 2,000 MW expansion makes Seoinchon the world`s largest combined-cycle facility with a total output of nearly 4,000 MW.

Joint Operation Co. of Saudi Arabia has awarded an operations contract to Westinghouse Electric Corp. for the Wafra plant in Kuwait. The simple-cycle plant is being built by Westinghouse and ZAK, a local contractor.

EPON Power Generation will supervise the construction and take on the commissioning, operation and maintenance of a new 120 MW power plant in Sabah, Malaysia. The plant will be the first gas-fired power plant on Sabah, and is due to go into commercial operation in April 1998.

A consortium of ABB Power Generation Inc. and Kvaerner Hydro Power Inc. has been awarded a (US)$56 million retrofit/expansion contract for the Ca?on del Pato hydroelectric plant in Huallanca, Peru. The consortium will increase the 150 MW plant`s output by 90 MW by replacing six 25 MW units with six 40 MW double overhung Pelton turbines and generators.

Dalian Xianhai Thermal Power Cooperation Ltd. has awarded a (US)$6.54 million contract to Foster Wheeler Pyropower Inc. for equipment, engineering and design for two 220 metric tons/hour of steam circulating fluidized-bed boilers for a power plant project to supply steam and electricity for a new commercial district under construction in Dalian. Commercial operation is scheduled for the end of 1998.

Larsen and Toubro has garnered a contract to build an 80 MW combined-cycle power plant for Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. The project is to be completed near the close of 1997.

A consortium including National Power PLC, PacifiCorp and two Turkish construction forms, is the successful bidder for the 20-year operation of three power plants and four adjacent coal mines in southwestern Turkey.

GE Power Systems has announced a contract to supply two large steam turbine-generators, for the 1,320 MW expansion of the Dezhou Power plant in Shandong province of China.

South Coast Power, a joint venture between Scottish Power and SEEBOARD, is finalizing proposals for a new (US)$340 million 500 MW combined-cycle gas turbine power station at Shoreham harbor in Sussex, England.

Black & Veatch has been awarded a turnkey contract by Gulf Cogeneration Co. to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the Kaeng Khoi Cogeneration Project north of Bangkok in Thailand. Scheduled for commercial operation by May 1, 1998, the (US)$85 million facility will produce 107 MW of electricity for sale to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand plus 16 tons per hour of process steam.

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Shown are two LM6000 aeroder-ivative gas turbine-generator sets that began commercial operation near a substation in Chile in February 1997. The turbines were leased to Colbun, a local utility, by Stewart & Stevenson and POWERFIN after one of the worst droughts ever to sweep the country greatly affected the utility`s hydropower supplies. The turbines have now been removed from the site since rains replenished the country`s hydropower sources.

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The Samarinda combined-cycle power plant in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, is being supplied and constructed by Rolls-Royce for the Indonesian utility PT PLN. The installation, PLN`s first aeroderivative gas turbine combined-cycle plant, will generate 66 MW at base load. The two gas turbines are Coberra 6000 units with NOx reduction. The plant is in final stages of completion.

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Man B&W Diesel`s Japanese licensee, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company Ltd. has announced an order for a 60 MW IPP plant for Stratavest, Malaysia. The turnkey supply will be managed by contracting subsidiary BWSC. The plant will be based on four two-stroke, low-speed engines of the 12K50MC-S type. Shown is a 40 MW cogeneration dual fuel engine installed by Mitsui/BWSC at Chiba Shipyard in Japan.