The contract, which will increase capacity at the plant to 1,830 MW, will be carried out by Alstom in consortium with its Russian partner, Power Engineering Group Energomachinostroitelny Alliance. Alstom’s share of the total €280 million contract will be €170 million.

Major components to be delivered by Alstom include a multi-shaft combined cycle unit comprising a GT 26 gas turbine, steam turbine, two generators, one heat recovery steam generator and the control system for the entire facility.

EMAlliance will manage civil works and construction and will provide the balance of plant, including the cooling tower, electrical equipment, heat exchangers and piping for district heating system.

The power generating unit is scheduled to be in commercial operation in 2009.