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ISTANBUL (Turkey), January 13 (SeeNews) – French heavy engineering group Alstom said on Tuesday it has received two contracts worth a total of about 220 million euro ($260 million) for the supply and the maintenance of the power island of the 950 MW Kirikkale combined-cycle power plant located in Turkey’s central Anatolia region.
Alstom said in a statement that it would supply the main power train equipment components including two GT26 gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators, one steam turbine and three turbo-generators to South Korean firm Samsung Construction and Trading (SCT), the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the power project. Alstom will also provide installation and commissioning field advisory services to SCT during the construction phase and ensure long-term maintenance services for up to 20 years after commissioning.
The power plant, located in the province of Kirikkale, is expected to be commissioned in May 2017.
The Kirikkale power project is developed by Acwa Guc Elektrik Isletme ve Yonetim Sanayi ve Ticaret, which is a unit of Saudi Arabian power projects developer ACWA Power Power and includes SCT as a shareholder. The project will be operating on a merchant basis selling the dependable power capacity and electricity dispatched via bilateral contracts and in the balancing/day-ahead market, Alstom noted.
Since the start of its activities in Turkey in the 1950s, Alstom has supplied key equipment for more than 25% of Turkey’s installed power generation capacity and approximately 50% of the installed transmission products of Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS), the French company added.
($ = 0.848 euro)