Alstom to build a GT13 power plant in Australia

Alstom to build a GT13 power plant in Australia

Alstom has won an order for a turnkey 660 MW open-cycle, gas-fired power plant at Munmorah, 120 km north of Sydney, Australia. The Colongra contract, worth approximately 250 million euros, was awarded by state-owned utility, Delta Electricity.

Under the contract, Alstom is responsible for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the entire power plant, including 4 x GT13E2 gas turbines, step-up transformers, plant control systems and balance of plant. The plant will provide power during peak demand periods. This contract is Alstom’s fifth in Australia since 2005 for the supply of turnkey gas turbine plants, providing a total of 11 turbines to the country for either peaking, cogeneration or combined cycle applications.

The Colongra power plant will be built next to Delta Electricity’s existing coal-fired plant, at Munmorah, on the New South Wales central coast. Alstom supplied the original 4 x 350 MW steam turbine generators units to Munmorah in the mid-1960s. Meanwhile, five GT13 gas turbines and generators will be supplied to the new 800 MW power plant in Az Zour in Kuwait.

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