Recent power plant contract awards21 January 1999
AustraliaAlstom won a 15 million ECU 6-year maintenance contract from Sithe for the Smithsfield combined-cycle plant in New South Wales. The contract is for three 37 MWe gas turbines. Mitsui, Pacific Power International, Toshiba, and Ishikawa-Jima Harima Industries won a $800 million contract for a supercritical coal-fired plant in central Queensland. The first unit is due for completion in May 2001, and the second unit by the end of 2001.
JapanABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries won a $31 million contract for a 90 MWe gas turbine plant for Kawasaki Steel Corporation at the Mizushima power plant. The plant will be commissioned in 2000, and enter commercial operation in 2001.
The plant will be located at KSC Mizushima Steel Mill in Okoyama prefecture, and will meet about 18 per cent of Kawasaki Steel Mizushima's energy demand. The plant will use one GT11N2 gas turbine from ABB, which will use blast furnace gas.
UKAlstom has won a £2.5 million order to supply a Typhoon gas turbine for a biomass gasification cogeneration plant at Eggborough. The turbine will run on low calorific value gas from short crop rotation of willow and coppice and from forestry residue. The Typhoon is due for delivery in April 1999. The plant is due to become operational in November 1999.
The plant will also incorporate a waste heat recovery boiler and a steam turbine generator, with a total capacity of 10.5 MWe.Thermal Engineering International's Greens Division won a £1.5 million contract for three boiler sets for a new 1200 MWe gas-fired power station at BP's Saltend site. Fortum Engineering won a $100 million contract for turnkey delivery of a gas-fired CHP plant at Grangemouth. The plant will produce 230 tonne per hour of steam, and 130 MWe. The fuels used will be natural gas and refinery gases. The plant is due for commercial operation by the end of 2000. Alstom won an order for a Frame 6B gas turbine for a cogeneration plant at the Bridgewater Paper Company in Cheshire. It will enter operation in spring 2000.
USAGE Power Systems will supply eight gas turbines to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to help it meet demand for electricity during peak periods. The machines will be installed at two of TVA's plants, adding 680 MWe. The machines will be installed for simple cycle operation in 2000. Siemens Westinghouse won a $280 million contract for a combined-cycle power plant with a total capacity of 700 MWe in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The contract also includes an eight year maintenance agreement. The plant will enter operation in early 2001. The plant will be powered by two W501G gas turbines, each rated at 235 MWe, and one steam turbine. Natural gas will be used as the fuel, although the plant will be able to run on oil. Duke Energy will build a $200 million 640 MWe plant adjacent to Cinergy's Woodsdale Generating Station in Ohio. The Madison Generating Station will consist of eight 80 MWe gas turbines. Houston Industries Wholesale Energy and the city of Casa Grande in Arizona will develop a 500 MWe natural gas merchant power plant. The $263 million project will be known as Desert Basin Generating. Gregory Power Partners has secured financing with ING Barings for a 400 MWe natural-gas cogeneration project near Gregory, Texas. OGE Energy Corporation has purchased options for two 47.5 MWe gas turbines from GE. Rochelle Municipal Utilities, located 75 miles west of Chicago, has ordered a 4.2 MWe turbine from Solar Turbines.