Alstom to equip hydropower plant in Georgia

Alstom led consortium won a contract worth around $41.2 million to equip the two 89.3 MW Shuakhevi hydropower plant located in the nation of Georgia. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth about $27.4 million.

The aim of the project is to supply Georgia as well as Turkey with clean renewable energy to meet the peak electricity demand during winter. The power plant is expected to have an installed capacity of 178.6 MW and is expected to be commissioned in 2016.

Alstom’s scope of the contract includes the supply and installation of electromechanical equipment, which consists of two vertical Francis turbines of 89.3 MW (each operating at a speed of 600 RPM at the rated head of 396.2 meters), governors, spherical type main inlet valves, two three-phase vertical shaft generators with salient pole design, two three-phase generator step up transformers, 220kV gas insulated switchyard, and an overhead electric crane, with complete mechanical and electrical balance-of-plant equipment.

The main turbines and generators will be manufactured at Alstom’s Vadodara facility in Gujarat – one of the company’s largest hydro manufacturing hubs worldwide, while electrical and mechanical balance-of-plant items will be supplied partially from Alstom’s sites based in India as well as in Turkey.

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