A service contract worth €265 million in Canada - Alstom to support Darlington nuclear power plant refurbishment in Ontario

A service contract worth €265 million in Canada - Alstom to support 
Darlington nuclear power plant refurbishment in Ontario 
MONTREAL, April 3, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Alstom has been selected to refurbish 
four steam turbine generator units, with an approximate power capacity of 900 
MW each, for Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) 3,512MW Darlington power plant 
(Darlington). This long-term service contract is worth approximately €265 
million(1). Alstom will refurbish four steam turbines and generators units, 
and the associated auxiliary equipment. The first planned outage to start this 
modernisation is scheduled for the fall of 2016 and completion of the entire 
refurbishment project is expected in late 2024. 
As the original equipment manufacturer, Alstom has provided on-going service 
and technical support to OPG for the equipment since its commissioning in the 
early 1990s. This refurbishment project supports OPG's efforts to maximise 
Darlington's value by extending its operating life until approximately 2055. 
With this modernisation, Ontario will continue to benefit from over 3,500MW 
of clean, cost-efficient base load electricity. 
"We have been supporting OPG at Darlington since it was built and know the 
equipment and project requirements very well," said Hans-Peter Meer, Senior 
Vice President of Alstom Thermal Service. "The order secured demonstrates 
OPG's continued confidence in Alstom's ability to service power generation 
facilities and the recognition of Alstom's more than 50 years of global 
experience in servicing nuclear power plants." 
Alstom's Thermal Service business offices in Ottawa and Burlington, Ontario 
will manage the project. Alstom's manufacturing facilities located in Europe 
and the USA will supply the equipment. 
Located in the municipality of Clarington, approximately 70 km east of the 
city of Toronto, the Darlington power plant was originally commissioned 
between 1990 and 1993. It supplies approximately 20% of Ontario's electricity 
needs. This mid-life refurbishment will be one of the largest capital 
infrastructure projects in Canada, creating significant long-term benefits for 
25 to 30 additional years beyond the existing life cycle, including 
employment, business and supplier opportunities as well as increased municipal 
revenue. OPG has also announced plans to install two additional nuclear units 
at Darlington in the near future. 
About Alstom
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 hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, 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. It had sales of €20 
billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12. 
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(1) This contract has been booked in fiscal year 2012/13.  
Press contacts Alstom Emmanuelle Châtelain, Isabelle Tourancheau - Tel +33 1 
41 37 38 /39 95 
emmanuelle.chatelain@chq.alstom.com,isabelle.tourancheau@chq.alstom.com 
Michelle Stein (Alstom Canada) - +1514281 6200/+1514770 5083 
michelle.stein@power.alstom.com 
Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Thermal Power) - +41 79486 3798 
sapna.lalwani@power.alstom.com 
Investor Relations Delphine Brault - Tel.: +33 1 41 49 26 42 
delphine.brault@chq.alstom.com 
Websitewww.alstom.com 
SOURCE: Alstom 
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