Alstom will supply equipment to the biggest hydro plant in Colombia
A contract worth around € 170 million
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- November 08, 2012
Alstom (Paris:ALO) has been awarded a contract worth around €170 million, by
Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) to supply eight turbines and generators
units for the Ituango hydro power plant. This power plant will be installed on
the river Cauca in the Antioquia department, 170 km from Medellín (second city
of Colombia and the capital of the Antioquia department). It will be the
biggest hydro plant in Colombia, generating 2,400 MW. EPM is the leading power
generation utility in Colombia with more than 3,200 MW of installed capacity.
The contract involves the supply of eight 300 MW Francis turbines, with their
respective speed regulators and cylindrical gates, and eight generators with
their respective excitation systems and bus bar. Alstom will be the sole
turbines and generators supplier for the project. The first four generating
units will be ready by 2018 and the other four will be ready by 2021.
All the equipment will be produced by Alstom Taubaté unit in São Paulo state,
Brazil, one of the largest hydro power generation equipment factories in the
world, dedicated to the Brazilian and South American markets, as well as
“Thanks to this new project, Alstom will consolidate its leadership in Latin
America and worldwide for large hydropower plants. In Colombia, the Ituango
project represents the second success in a row after the manufacturing of the
equipment for El Quimbo hydro plant. Ituango power plant comes to confirm our
commitment to improve the national infrastructures and develop the power
generation capacity in the region”, states Marcos Costa, Alstom’s VP Global
Power Sales in Latin America.
Present in Latin America for over 50 years, Alstom has supplied 30% of the
hydro power generation infrastructure in Latin America.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
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 a wide variety of energy
sources, including thermal (coal, nuclear, gas...) and renewable ones (hydro,
wind, solar...) and it offers a wide range of solutions for power
transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in
around 100 countries, and had sales of over € 20.9 billion in 2010/11.
Christine Rahard, Isabelle Tourancheau
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Mariana Maciel (Alstom Brazil & Latin America)
Tel.: +5511 3612-7074
Emmanuelle Châtelain, Delphine Brault
Tel +33 1 41 49 37 38 / 26 42
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