Alstom has signed an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contract extension with Ever Power IPP Ltd (EPIC), an independent power producer, for the Hai-Fu gas-fired combined cycle power plant located in Taoyuan, Taiwan. This 15-year contract extension is worth just under €300 million (US$422.5 million)
The 980-megawatt Hai-Fu combined cycle power plant, which was built in 1996, was one of the first independent power plants to come into operation in Taiwan. The power plant operates on natural gas and consists of two combined cycle blocks with a total of four Alstom’s GT24 gas turbines. Alstom has been executing an O&M contract for the Hai-Fu power plant since 2001.
Under the terms of the new contract, Alstom will provide the full operation of the power plant and all necessary maintenance services with a permanent site crew.
Thanks to Alstom’s KA24 technology and to the experienced permanent operation and maintenance staff, the Hai-Fu power plant has outstanding start-up reliability. Alstom’s flexible and reliable GT24 technology allows the plant to be dispatched daily at full load and shut down overnight and over the week-end, when demand for electricity is low as per the requirements of the power purchase agreement (PPA).
“This extension of the service agreement on the entire plant is an important milestone for Alstom as it indicates the good cooperation and satisfaction of Ever Power IPP with Alstom” said Philippe Joubert, Alstom Power President. “Alstom will use all its know-how and expertise and will implement monitoring solutions and lifetime assessment techniques to maintain the high level of reliability and performance for the term of the contract”.
Alstom signs $422.5MM O&M contract extension for 980MW CCGT plant in Taiwan