Hot on the heels of a 12-year maintenance contract, France-based multinational power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure company Alstom has been awarded a €65 million contract by Toyo Engineering Corp., to supply France’s Gulf MP Co. Ltd. with 12 steam turbine generators.
The earlier maintenance contract was for two of its upgraded GT26 gas turbines at the North Bangkok combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) Block 2 and € 520 million (BT 18.368 billion / US$ 565.578 million) order for the first ultra-supercritical lignite-fired power plant in Asia, Alstom’s new contract for the 12 steam generators is part of the third phase of Thailand’s Small Power Producer (SPP) scheme. Alstom’s 12 35MW to 45MW geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) generators, auxiliaries, and condensers will be installed from 2016 and completed by 2019.
The 12 steam turbines will provide steam to industries located around the power plants as well as feed the main energy grid. On April 21, 2015 Thailand’s deputy energy permanent secretary Tawarath Sutabutr said power consumption hit a new record of 27,139MW, marginally above the a record 27.056.8MW recorded on April 7, 2015.
Daniel Wahler, Alstom’s vice president for Industrial Steam Turbines, said: “This is an outstanding success where Alstom has been able to secure a volume order in a very competitive environment. Our GRT steam turbines provide optimised solutions for an efficient and flexible power and steam production”.
Alstom has supplied more than 7GW of Thailand’s installed power generating capacity in its forty years of being established in Thailand.
It is currently building a 850MW combined cycle power plant at the North Bangkok Block 2 in consortium with Sumitomo (See: Alstom Inks €80 mill Maintenance Contract for North Bangkok CCPP).
In March Alstom as part of a consortium with Japanese Marubeni Corporation, won a contract from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to build a 600MW ultra-supercritical lignite-fired power plant at the Mae Moh power plant in northern Thailand