Alstom Will Supply a GT13 Gas Turbine for a New Power Plant and Increase the Capacity of an Existing Plant

  Alstom Will Supply a GT13 Gas Turbine for a New Power Plant and Increase the
  Capacity of an Existing Plant

               Two contracts worth around €75 million in Jordan

Business Wire

LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- November 05, 2012

Regulatory News:

Alstom (Paris:ALO) has signed two orders worth approximately €75 million with
Metka S.A., a leading international contractor for large scale energy projects
to deliver power generation equipment for key projects that Metka is executing
for the Samra Electric Power Company in the Kingdom of Jordan.


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 the Kingdom of 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 GT13E2 gas turbine is already in operation in Jordan. In a contract
awarded in 2009, Alstom supplied two GT13E2 gas turbines for the 285 MW Samra
III simple cycle plant. The plant has been operational since 2011. The GT13E2
turbine is well known in the Middle East and North Africa for its ability to
operate in harsh climatic conditions and is widely used in region. This latest
contract expands Alstom’s fleet of GT13E2 gas turbines in the Middle East and
Africa to 60 units.


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

Steam-tails are an efficient solution to increase generation capacity in the
Middle East region which has plenty of simple cycle gas-fired plants under
operation. Alstom has wide experience in adding steam tails to suit any class
of gas turbines from any original equipment manufacturer. Across the Middle
East, it has helped major energy producers improve plant efficiency with steam
tail add-ons. Recent projects in the region include the steam tail contract
for the Riyadh PP12 gas-fired power plant being constructed for the Saudi
Electric Company (SEC) in Saudi Arabia and the steam tail for the Az-Zour
gas-fired project in Kuwait which will add 400 MW to the existing plant

Commenting on these contracts, 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
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.”

About Alstom
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and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for all thermal (coal, nuclear,
gas...) and renewable (hydro, wind, solar...) energy sources. It offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs over 90,000 people in around 100 countries, and had sales of €21
billion in 2010/11.


Press Contacts
Christine Rahard, Isabelle Tourancheau - Tel +33 1 41 49 32 95 /39 95,
Majed Almajed (Alstom Middle East) – Tel +971 56 216 8305
Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Thermal Power) - +41794863798
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