ALSTOM has been awarded a contract with energy company, Alinta, for the supply of two GT13E2 gas turbines.
The turbines will be utilised by Alinta as part of the first stage of a major cogeneration facility to be constructed at Alcoa’s Wagerup refinery, south west of Perth, Western Australia and will provide essential reserve capacity to the new wholesale electricity market in the state of WA.
The turbines, operating initially in open cycle, are each capable of producing 175.5 MW of power at summer peak load. The project, Wagerup Stage 1, is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2006, with completion by October 2007. At a later stage, Wagerup Stage 2, the turbines will be part of a cogeneration plant, operating as a baseload power station providing both steam and electricity.
Under the contract, Alstom will supply two GT13E2 gas turbine/generator sets with accompanying ancillary equipment. This brings the total number of GT13E2 turbines sold by Alstom to 102.
Chris Raine, Alstom’s Australian and New Zealand country president, said, “The sale of these turbines complements Alstom’s recent success in the local turnkey power plant market and demonstrates our ability to provide competitive direct equipment sales, in addition to world class integrated turnkey power generation solutions.”