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Alstom to upgrade turbines for Takreer power plant

Alstom GT13E2 gas turbines

Alstom has secured a contract from the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) - the oil-refining branch of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) - to partially upgrade four Alstom GT13E2 gas turbines installed at the 500 MW Ruwais gas - fired power plant in the United Arab Emirates.

The upgrade will be installed during a major overhaul carried out at the plant. The scope of the contract includes the supply of spare parts, major overhaul of each of the plant's four GT13E2 gas turbines and a partial 'MXL' upgrade of the gas turbines.

The 'MXL' upgrade technology offers the operational flexibility of 'M' mode for increased power and efficiency, or 'XL' mode for increased lifetime and extended inspection intervals. The operator has the freedom to switch online between the two operational modes as market conditions demand. Overhaul work is scheduled for completion by end 2013.

Commenting on the contract, Sylvain Hijazi, Country President, Alstom UAE said, "This order reflects Takreer's confidence in Alstom's technology and service capabilities. This will be the third major overhaul that we will be executing at the Ruwais plant and we are confident that like the previous projects, this upgrade will increase the competitiveness of our customer's asset."