September 29, 2008

Alstom Atomenergomash to Engineer Equipment for Seversk Nuclear Power Plant

Alstom Atomenergomash has signed an agreement with Atomenergoproekt for the engineering of the turbine generator package and turbine hall equipment, based on Alstom's Arabelle technology, for the Seversk nuclear power plant in the Tomsk region of Siberia, Russia.

This is the first agreement signed by the Alstom Atomenergomash joint venture, established in 2007 between Alstom and Atomenergomash, a subsidiary of Russia's state-owned Atomenergoprom.

The Seversk nuclear power plant project will be two-unit power plant with a total capacity of 2,400MW to be constructed as part of the AES-2006 project, in compliance with the Russian Federal Target Program.

Philippe Joubert, president of Alstom Power Systems, said: "This agreement demonstrates that our joint venture with Atomenergomash based on the Arabelle half-speed technology has now successfully established itself as a key player on the Russian nuclear market."