Alstom to supply equipment to Chinese nuclear plant

Paris, March 2, 2011 — Alstom, partnering with Shaanxi Diesel Heavy Industry, has won a contract to supply emergency diesel generators for the Chinese Tianwan nuclear power plant, and at the same time secured contracts to supply gas stripping and evaporation unit equipment to the Ningde, Fangchenggang, Yangjiang, Fuqing and Tianwan nuclear power plants.

Worth about $55.4 million in total, the contracts were signed with CNPE, the EPC contracting arm of the China National Nuclear Corp. and with CNPEC, the EPC contracting arm of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp., respectively.

Under the terms of the agreements, Alstom will supply five EDGs to Tianwan (for the plants' units 5 and 6) in Jiangsu, and will provide five nuclear plants (Ningde's units 3 and 4, Fangchenggang's units 1 and 2, Yangjiang's units 3 and 4, Fuqing's units 3 and 4 as well as Tianwan's units 5 and 6) with Liquid Purification Equipments by evaporation-stripping. All equipment will be used on CPR 1000 reactors, the pressurized reactors modified and improved by Chinese technology.

As a supplier for China's nuclear industry, Alstom has been supporting the development of China's nuclear power industry ever since its involvement in the construction of Daya Bay, China's first major nuclear power plant, twenty years ago.

Partnering with Dongfang, Alstom has been involved in most of China's major nuclear projects such as Taishan, Ling Ao I and II, Hongyanhe and many others by supplying key nuclear equipment, including Alstom's Arabelle turbine-generator package featuring steam turbines.

The projects' equipment will mostly be manufactured in China by the Alstom Wuhan Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd., which has a track record in high standard engineering, project management and procurement. To meet the requirements of the nuclear industry, the company has set up high standard sourcing and logistics processes as well as a strong project and quality management.

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