Alstom to supply 12 GRT steam turbines for Thailand grid

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Toyo Engineering Corporation worth about 65 million euros (Bt2.2 billion) to supply 12 units of 35-45MW geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) generators, auxiliaries and condensers, to Gulf MP Co for 12 power plants in Thailand.

The contract was awarded in the framework of the third phase of Thailand's small power producer (SPP) scheme. The project is expected to bring additional capacity to Thailand's electrical grid and steam to the industries around the power plants. The first power plant is expected to be commissioned next year and to begin commercial operations in May 2017, with the rest to be operational by 2019.

Alstom says its GRT steam turbines provide optimised solutions for an efficient and flexible power and steam production. Daniel Wahler, Alstom's vice president for industrial steam turbines, said the French multinational has been able to secure a volume order in a very competitive environment. "It shows Gulf MP's confidence in Alstom's innovative and reliable technology. More, this contract reflects our commitment to play a strategic role in the diversification of Thailand's energy mix."

The company has made its presence felt in Thailand for more than 40 years, having supplied more than 7 GW of installed capacity in the country. It is currently constructing a new combined-cycle unit in North Bangkok power plant as well as the Asia's first ultra-supercritical lignite-fired unit in Mae Moh power plant.