France-based Alstom has signed two orders worth approximately 75 million euros ($96 million) to deliver power generation equipment for key projects in Jordan.
The deal with signed with Metka, a leading international contractor for large scale energy projects, for projects that Metka is executing for the Samra Electric Power Company in the kingdom.
The first contract involves the delivery of a GT13E2 gas turbine and associated spares for the new fast-track simple cycle power plant being constructed in the region of Zarqa in Jordan. Alstom will design, deliver and supervise the installation of one GT13E2 gas turbine, generator and auxiliaries for the new unit.
The supply and installation will take place in a ‘fast-track’ mode with commercial operation scheduled for June 2013. The power plant will add 146 MW to the Jordanian grid, bringing much needed generation capacity ahead of the peak summer months.
The second contract involves the supply of Alstom steam-tail add-on technology to convert the existing 285 MW Samra III simple cycle gas-fired plant to a combined cycle plant. The ‘add-on’ of this technology will increase the power generation capacity of the unit by an additional 143 MW. The project will enter commercial operation in 2015.
A steam-tail consists of adding steam power generation equipment to an existing gas power plant to increase its efficiency and cut emissions per MW produced.
Mark Coxon, senior vice president of Alstom’s Gas business said, “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 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.”