Alstom has been selected by Keppel Merlimau Cogen (KMC) Pte Ltd to build and maintain a new 800 MW power plant in Singapore. KMC is a unit of Keppel Energy Pte Ltd, the energy division of Singapore-based Keppel Corporation.

The order for the first phase of the project, worth approximately €320 million, includes an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract to build the 400 MW gas fired combined cycle unit, as well as an 18-year maintenance contract.. The second phase, which would also include a 400 MW combined cycle unit, based on Alstom’s technology, should be booked in 2011.

When completed, the two units will increase the company’s production capacity to 1300 MW, signalling the company’s emergence as one of Singapore’s main energy providers, and will add around 10% to the country’s capacity for electricity generation.

Under the terms and conditions of the EPC contract, Alstom will provide the entire power plant and all associated equipment, including one GT26 gas turbine, one steam turbine and one heat recovery steam generator for each unit.

Alstom built KMC’s existing 500 MW combined cycle power plant in 2007, on which it is currently carrying out an 18-year operation and maintenance contract.