Alstom to supply gas turbine to Jordan power site
Power firm to supply GT13E2 gas turbine and steam-tail add-on tech
Alstom has announced that it has signed two contracts with Metka S.A. – valued at around US $96 million – for power generation equipment at key projects Metka is undertaking for Jordan’s Samra Electric Power Company.
The first contract covers the provision of one of Alstom’s GT13E2 gas turbines, together with associated spares, for a new simple cycle power plant being built in the Zarqa region. Supply and installation is set to take place in what the firm calls a “fast-track mode”, with commercial operations scheduled to begin in 2013.
The deal sees the number of of GT13E2 gas turbines installed in the Middle East and Africa increase to 60 units.
The second deal covers the supply of the power firm’s steam-tail add-on technology, to convert the existing Samra III simple cycle gas-fired plant to combined cycle. The technology will help boost capacity by 143 MW and will come on stream by 2015.
“The Middle East is an important gas-fired power generation market for Alstom and we are happy to be partnering in the effort to expand the Kingdom of Jordan’s generation capacity. Our technology is well suited to the needs of the region and will support the Middle East in increasing its generation capacity in the most efficient and cost effective manner,” said Mark Coxon, Alstom’s Gas business senior vice president.