MONTREAL, Nov. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Alstom Hydro(*) in Canada was awarded in
September a contract valued at more than $130 millions (CDN) by the Société
d'Energie de la Baie James (SEBJ) for the La Sarcelle power plant to be
located on the Opinaca reservoir in northern Quebec.
Three 46 MW bulb type turbine-generator units with speed regulators and
downstream gates will be installed and the La Sarcelle plant is expected to
enter in full operation in 2011, thereby adding some 150 MW to the
The company also announced that it was awarded this past summer a
contract valued at more than 80 million dollars (US) by the US Army Corps of
Engineers for the refurbishment of ten (10) Francis type turbines of 3.8 meter
in diameter at the Chief Joseph hydropower plant situated on the Columbia
River near Bridgeport, in the state of Washington, USA. Refurbishment will
bring up the turbines output from the present 71 MW to 88 MW each, an increase
of 20% when the work will be finished in 2013..
The scope of supply for these two contracts covers the engineering,
manufacturing from the Sorel-Tracy plant, transport to the site, installation
and commissioning of these turbine-generator units.
Mr. Claude Lambert, President & Chief Executive Officer of Alstom Hydro
Canada, stated that "these orders confirm the trust of two major customers in
Alstom technology and constitute an illustration of a long standing working
relationship." He added: "Even though we will install at the La Sarcelle power
plant this type of bulb type units for the first time in Quebec, we have the
required expertise to carry out the work as the company has already installed
many such units elsewhere in the world."
(*)Alstom Hydro is a joint venture between Alstom and Bouygues.
Alstom sets the benchmark for innovative, environmentally friendly
technologies in the world of power and rail transport infrastructure. Alstom
built the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world,
and provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services
for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, gas and coal. The Group
employs 60,000 people in 70 countries, and had sales of 19 billion euros in
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