Alstom builds power plant in Saudi Arabia

Alstom builds power plant in Saudi Arabia

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Filtration Company Index Advanced Fiber Technologies 13 Ahlstrom 12,13 Alfa Laval 10,13,15 Andritz 12,13 Aqua-Pure Ventures 11 BHA Group Holdings 15 Calgon Carbon 7 Ceco Environmental 15 Clarcor 12,15 Crane 5,15 Crown Andersen 15 Cummins 7,12,15 Cuno 8,15 DelStar Technologies 10 Domnick Hunter 1,15 Donaldson 8,10,15 Dow Chemical 10 EaglePicher 10 Enviro Voraxial Technology 11 Esco Technologies 1 FB Leopold 16 Fedders 12,15 FiberMark 11 Flanders 15 Gamma Holding 13 GE 14,15 GEA 10 General Electric 6,10,12 GE Osmonics 6,12 GE Water Technologies 6 GL&V 15 GUD Holdings 13 H2O Innovation 12,15,16 Hyflux 15 Ionics 10,12,15,16 ITT Industries 12,15 Larox 13,16 Lydall 10 Mann+Hummel 11 McLeod Russel 15 McQuay International 10 Met-Pro 12,15 Metso 12,13 MFRI 15 Millipore 15 Mott 10 Mykrolis 15 Netzsch 12 Pall 9,12,15 Parker Hannifin 15 Peerless Mfg 15 Pentair 12,15 Porvair 15 PTI Advanced Filtration 1 PTI SpA 1 PTI Technologies 1 PUR 13 Ropur 16 RP Adams 13 RWE Thames Water 16 Sartorius 12,13,15 Seprotech Systems 11,14 Serfilco 13 Thomas Broadbent 11 Toray Industries 16 Toray Membrane Europe 16 Triosyn 11 USFilter 10 Veolia Water Systems 11 Weir 10,13 Weir Entropie 11 Weir Westgarth 10,11 Westfalia Separator 14 Whatman 12,13,15 WTC Industries 12 Zenon Environmental 9,10,15


April 2004

POWER GENERATION WASHINGTON GROUP MANAGES WPS PLANT CONSTRUCTION Washington Group International has won an assignment from Wisconsin Public Service Corp, a subsidiary of WPS Resources Corp, to manage the construction of the new 500 MW, coal-fired Weston Unit 4 that is to be built in central Wisconsin. The US$750 million electric generating unit, awaiting approval by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, will use clean coal technologies, and will be located next to Weston Unit 3 on the existing power plant site in Marathon County, south of the city of Wausau. Construction is scheduled to start during 2004 and to be completed in late 2008.

WAPDA OPENS BIDS FOR HYDROPOWER PROJECT WAPDA, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority, has opened international engineering procuring and constructing tenders for the Golen Gol hydropower project. The proposed environment-friendly plant is to be located on Nullah Golen Gol, a tributary of River Mastuj, 25 km from Chitral in the northwest corner of Pakistan. The project, which includes a dam, and a 3810 m long tunnel, will have an installed power-generating capacity of 106 MW. Four international joint ventures, including local firms and companies from outside Pakistan, submitted their bids for completion, testing and commissioning of the project

on a turnkey basis. The contract will be awarded to the approved successful bidders after the bids have been evaluated. The project is expected to contribute 436 million units of low-cost electrical energy each year, at a generation cost of around Rs1.31 per unit. The capital cost of the project is estimated at over Rs7035 million.

ABB WINS CHINESE ORDER Power and automation technology group ABB has won a contract worth US$22 million from a consortium led by General Electric to deliver equipment for a hydroelectric power station which will improve the supply of electricity in part of eastern China. The equipment will be installed at the Yixing pumped storage power station in Jiangsu province. When completed during 2007, the power plant will strengthen the power supply in an area which suffers from severe power shortages because of growing demand. The project involves design work, manufacturing, testing, site management and the commissioning of equipment.

ALSTOM BUILDS POWER PLANT IN SAUDI ARABIA A consortium led by Alstom, including its civil partner Archirodon, has been selected by The Saudi Electricity Co for a project that will extend the Shoaiba Steam Power Plant, located south of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The entire project is worth 835 million. Alstom has already supplied this site with five 370 MW units, all of which are now in commercial

operation. Under this new contract, the company will design, supply and install three identical units covering the supply, installation and commissioning of boilers, steam turbines and generators. The contract also includes an option to build a further three units on the same site, which could be exercised within 12 months. This would make Shoaiba one of the largest power plants in the Middle East, with an output in excess of 4000 MW.

BG PLANS POWER PLANTS IN INDIA Through one of its operating units Gujarat Gas Co, UKbased energy company BG Group Plc is considering building power plants in India. It is looking at setting up for its customers in Gujarat one or more 100 MW plants that are fuelled by natural gas. This proposed investment in the country’s power sector is likely to be made towards the end of 2004. Gujarat Gas operates in the cities of Surat, Ankleshwar and Bharuch. Its pipeline network stretches more than 2100 km. BG has a 65.12% controlling stake in Gujarat Gas.

BHEL AWARDED INDIAN POWER PLANT CONTRACT Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won a contract to construct a 21 MW gas turbine-based power plant at Rokhia, near Agartale in Tripura, India. The order was placed by the Power Department of the Tripura Government. The Rokhia Power Station Extension project is scheduled to be commissioned by BHEL during the fourth quarter of 2005.