Alstom wins sulphur reduction contract

Alstom, in consortium with Stone & Webster Inc., has entered into an alliance agreement with Duke Power to progressively retrofit four power stations with Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) Systems to control sulphur dioxide emissions. This total programme is valued at around EUR1 billion. Duke Power has now awarded the consortium a firm contract, valued at over EUR 280 million, to retrofit the first of these four power stations, Marshall Steam Station in North Carolina. Alstom’s share of the contract is valued at over EUR 100 million. Alstom will design, engineer and procure the process island (scrubber) and Stone & Webster will perform balance-of-plant design, engineering and procurement, as well as construction services for the scrubber installations. Work will commence on the Marshall Steam Station in February 2004 and is scheduled for completion in 2007. The alliance agreement envisages retrofit by the consortium of a total of 12 units (6600 MW) at four power stations that are owned by Duke Power, a Duke Energy company. The other stations targeted for retrofitting are the Belews Creek, Allen and Cliffside stations in North Carolina.

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