Feb. 16, 2004 — 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 â‚¬1billion.
Under the terms of the alliance agreement, Duke Power has now awarded the Consortium a firm contract, valued at over â‚¬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 â‚¬100 million.
ALSTOM will design, engineer and procure the process island (scrubber) – the technology used to remove sulphur dioxide from power plant emissions – 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 twelve units (6,600 MW) at four power stations that are owned by Duke Power, a Duke Energy company. The other stations targeted for retrofitting under this FGD Retrofit Program are the Belews Creek, Allen and Cliffside stations in North Carolina.
ALSTOM and Stone & Webster formed the consortium in December 2002 to execute the Phase I and Phase II engineering and planning for Duke Power’s FGD Retrofit Program. Services already performed included investigative studies to define Duke Power’s air emissions as well as development of the optimal plant design for the power stations to be retrofitted.
“This contract confirms our leading position in the growing market of environmental controls,” said Philippe Joubert, President of ALSTOM’s Power Environment Sector.