Paris, February 23, 2012 — Alstom and its partners signed a contract with Tanjung Bin Energy Issuer to provide a 1,000 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant at Tanjung Bin, Johor, Malaysia.
Alstom's share in this contract amounts to $1.1 billion. Alstom will supply all key power generation equipment and will be in charge of the overall engineering, project management and commissioning.
Alstom will execute the engineering, procurement and construction contract together with its consortium partners Mudajaya and Shin Eversendai. Alstom will engineer, supply, construct and commission the 1,000 MW supercritical steam turbine and generator, the supercritical boiler, power plant auxiliaries such as mills and air-preheaters as well as proprietary environmental control systems.
The emissions at the plant will be reduced through the use of low NOx burners, a highly efficient seawater flue gas desulfurization facility and Fabric Filters to lower nitrous oxide, sulfur oxide and dust emissions. Additionally, Alstom will also supply and install its ALSPA Series 6 Distributed Control System.
Supercritical power plants operate at a higher temperature than regular coal-fired power plants. The high temperature improves their efficiency, increasing the amount of power output and decreasing emissions, particularly carbon dioxide per unit of fuel burned.
The Tanjung Bin power plant is to be commissioned in 2016. Combined with the new Manjung power plant also being constructed by Alstom and due to come online in 2015, the power plants will jointly provide an additional capacity of 2,000 MW for Peninsular Malaysia. The Tanjung Bin power plant is Alstom's second contract for a supercritical coal-fired unit in Malaysia, following the order to build the 1,000 MW Manjung power plant in March 2011.