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ALSTOM wins orders worth 200 million Euros at Dubai aluminium smelter

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, February 05 - 2006 @ 17:41

The contracts were signed yesterday by ALSTOM Chairman and CEO Patrick Kron and DUBAL Managing Director Mohammed Al Ghurair and Abdullah Kalban, CEO of DUBAL at an official ceremony held in Dubai.

DUBAL is extending two of its nine aluminium smelting potlines at its plant, located in the south of the Emirate, and consequently needs more power for the production process.

ALSTOM will carry out the engineering, supply, building and commissioning of the new power plant, including the supply of two ALSTOM’s GT13E2 gas turbines, three generators, steam turbine, heat recovery steam generator, digital control system and balance of plant.

ALSTOM will also supply two fume treatment centres for the extension of the two potlines which will significantly decrease the fluoride and particulate emissions produced in the aluminium production process.

The power plant will begin delivering power as early as January 2007 with project completion scheduled for December 2007.

Philippe Joubert, President of ALSTOM’s Power Turbo-Systems/Power Environment Sector, said: “The GT13E2 is proving itself to be the flexible, powerful solution required for power production for aluminium smelting. We are strong players in the aluminium market because of two factors: this technology and our plant integrator capability. This contract represents a significant development in the business relationship between our two companies.”

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