Alstom, a supplier of equipment and services for power generation, has been selected by Keppel Merlimau Cogen (KMC) Pte Ltd to build and maintain a new 800 MW power plant in Singapore. KMC is a unit of Keppel Energy Pte Ltd, the energy division of Singapore-based Keppel Corporation Limited.
The order for the first phase of the project, signed and worth approximately €320 million, includes an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for the construction of a 400 MW gas-fired combined cycle unit as well as an 18-year maintenance contract.. The second phase, which would also include a 400 MW combined cycle unit, based on Alstom’s technology, should be booked in 2011.
When completed, the two units will increase the company’s production capacity to 1,300 MW, signalling the company’s emergence as one of Singapore’s main energy providers, and will add around 10% to the country’s capacity for electricity generation.
Under the terms and conditions of the EPC contract, Alstom will provide the entire power plant and all associated equipment, including one GT26 gas turbine, one steam turbine and one heat recovery steam generator for each unit. Alstom’s combined cycle technology, based on its GT26 gas turbine, is among the most efficient and reliable technologies currently available.
Alstom also built KMC’s existing 500 MW combined cycle power plant in 2007, on which it is currently carrying out an 18-year operation and maintenance contract. This highlights the strength of Alstom’s relationship with KMC.
“This contract underlines Alstom’s competitiveness in Asia for combined cycle power plants.” said Philippe Joubert, President of Alstom Power. “We have every intention of building on this success and continue implementing our growth strategy in Asia.”