Alstom to supply equipment for Georgia's 178.6 Shaukhevi hydropower project

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An Alstom-led consortium has been awarded a US$41.23 million contract to equip the 178.6-MW Shaukhevi hydropower plant.

Alstom's (ENX: ALO) share of the contract is worth about $27.5 million and includes the supply and installation of two 89.3 MW vertical Francis turbines, governors, spherical-type main inlet valves, two three-phase generator step-up transformers, a 220kV gas-insulated switchyard, an overhead crane and mechanical and electrical balance-of-plant equipment.

The company said the turbines and generators will be manufactured at its facility in Gujarat, India, while the electrical and balance-of-plant items will be supplied by Alstom plants in both India and Turkey.

"Alstom is proud to help Georgia in reducing its carbon footprint through renewable power generation," Chief Operating Officer Jacques Hardelay said. "Alstom will therefore use its technological expertise on this project and will continue to seek new opportunities to challenge the boundaries through technology and innovation."

Shaukhevi, which is expected to supply energy to both Georgia and Turkey, represents one of Georgia's largest foreign direct investment projects to date.

The project is being developed by Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL), Norway's Cosortium of Clean Energy Invest AS, the International Financing Corporation, and Tata Power Company Limited of India.

The plant will be located on the Adjaristskali River in the Adjara region. The cascade project will eventually include the 150 MW Koromkheti, 65 MW Khertvisi and 10 MW Skhalta.

HydroWorld.com reported that ground had been broken on the project this past October.

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