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.
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.
(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
Michelle Stein (Alstom Canada) - +1514281 6200/+1514770 5083
Sapna Lalwani (Alstom Thermal Power) - +41 79486 3798
Investor Relations Delphine Brault - Tel.: +33 1 41 49 26 42
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