Alstom to supply equipment for 405MW circulating fluidized bed power plant in Philippines

5 February 2014 (Last Updated February 5th, 2014 18:30)

Alstom, together with The First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Co. (NEPC), has secured a contract from Filinvest Development Corp Utilities to supply equipment for a 405MW circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plant in Misamis Oriental, the Philippines.

Alstom, together with The First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Co. (NEPC), has secured a contract from Filinvest Development Corp Utilities to supply equipment for a 405MW circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plant in Misamis Oriental, the Philippines.

Under the contract, Alstom will supply three 135MW steam turbines, generator sets, and condensers for the CFB power plant located at the Phividec Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental. The company will manufacture the steam turbine generator equipment at its plants located in France and Poland.

In addition to this, the company will also provide the necessary advisory services for the construction of the power plant.

Expected to begin operations by 2016, the units take the total power contribution from all the generating units to 405MW.

The CFB power plant will generate power for Mindanao Island, as part of the long term solution to its energy issues, in particular preventing the recurring blackouts the island has been suffering from.

"The company will also provide the necessary advisory services for the construction of the power plant."

Alstom vice president for industrial steam turbines Daniel Wahler said, "The company's stellar track record as a leading energy solutions provider is the key reason why it was awarded this contract and this is a testament to the company's cutting edge power solutions. We are proud to be partnering with FDCUI and NEPC to provide Philippines with a solid power infrastructure for its development."

This is the second order that Alstom was awarded with NEPC in Philippines. The company secured the first order in July 2013 for the Concepcion power plant. This contract included the supply of steam turbine generators for the power plant.

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