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Alstom has started erection and commissioning supervision for the first of its GT13E2 gas turbines being supplied for Nizhneturinskaya thermal power plant (TPP) in Urals, Russia. The company had signed a frame agreement with Renova Group in 2011for supply of five GT13E2 turbines of 180MW each to IES-Holding for use in Nizhneturinskaya and Novogorkovskaya, and Akademicheskaya TPPs.
Valued at over RUB20bn (€450m), the IES's project covers construction of two combined-cycle plants, with a total capacity of 460MW, and is expected to improve power supply, reduce energy cost and offer new opportunities for the development of Nizhnyaya Tura and Lesnoy cities. The commissioning of power generating units is scheduled for December 2015.
Alstom Russia and CIS Global Power Sales vice president Andrey Lavrinenko said the GT13E2 turbine has achieved more than 10 million operating hours, and has already made a good showing at gas-fired plants worldwide. "With this project, our leading technologies for gas-fired plants will foster development of Russian regions through power supply to communities and industrial facilities," Lavrinenko added.
Alstom has already supplied GT13E2 turbines with generators and auxiliary equipment to Novogorkovskaya TPP and their assembly is currently in progress.