Alstom has signed two, long-term service agreements with GDF SUEZ Group Companies, worth about €130 million (US$157 million) for power plants in Thailand and Chile.
In Thailand, one service agreement has been signed with the Glow Group of companies, owned 69.1% by GDF SUEZ. The contract covers the two GT26 gas turbines at the 713 MW Glow combined cycle facility located at Hemaraj Chonburi Industrial Estate in Bowin, Chonburi. Alstom constructed the plant, which has been in commercial operation since 2003.
In Chile, another service agreement has been signed with E-CL S.A., an electric generation company in Chile owned primarily by GDF SUEZ (52.4%) and Codelco (40%). The agreement covers the 400 MW Tocopilla power plant also based on Alstom’s GT26 technology. The plant, constructed by Alstom, has been under commercial operation since 2000.
Under these agreements, Alstom will provide new parts and reconditioning services for the gas turbines. The contract also includes an option for Alstom’s Plant Support Centre, a service center that provides remote operation and maintenance support.