Alstom has been awarded a contract for the engineering, design and construction of the boiler and air quality control equipment for a new 850 MW advanced coal-fired power plant for US utility Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L).

The contract, worth $700 million, will see a second unit developed at the Iatan Generating Station near Weston, Missouri.

Due for completion in 2010 the contract also includes integrated environmental control systems for the new unit and major retrofit work to the environmental control systems of Iatan 1, the existing 670 MW coal-fired unit. Burns & McDonnell has been named owner’s engineer.