An Alstom-led consortium has been awarded a contract worth more than E1.3 billion by the Algerian state-owned gas and electricity company Sonelgaz to build a 1,200MW gas-fired power plant in Algeria. Alstom's part of the contract is worth around E800 million.

Under the contract, Alstom will supply a full turnkey combined-cycle power plant integrating in-house core plant components built around Alstom’s advanced class GT26 gas turbine with best operational flexibility.

The plant will be composed of three combined-cycle units, each with a capacity of 400MW. Orascom, the Alstom consortium’s partner, will be in charge of civil works and construction.

Patrick Kron, chairman and CEO of Alstom, said: We are particularly proud to be selected by Sonelgaz for the third time in four years to contribute to the development of Algeria’s power generation capacity. With its high efficiency, operational flexibility and low emissions, our GT26 advanced technology will secure power supply in the region while protecting environment.