Wuhan Boiler Company (WBC), Alstom’s largest utility boiler manufacturing site in the world, has signed a contract with Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Co. Ltd., to supply four 350 MW sub-critical pulverised coal-fired boilers, for a cogeneration power plant located in Shandong Province, China.
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom WBC will design, manufacture and supply the units. The site’s state-of-the-art equipment will raise the efficiency of conventional coal-fired power plants, leading to a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions. The delivery of the boilers will be completed by 2013.
Alstom WBC and Shandong Weiqiao have a long-term partnership that can be traced back to 1995. Alstom WBC previously supplied Shandong Weiqiao with 56 boilers in total.
“China remains the world’s largest coal-fired power generation market. The sustainable development of thermal power relies on the facilitation of cleaner power production. This contract illustrates the customer’s sustained trust and confidence in Alstom’s clean power solutions and high-efficiency equipment,” says Frederic Pierucci, Vice President of Alstom Boilers.
Alstom inaugurated the new factory of the Alstom WBC in November 2009, with a total investment of RMB 900 million (€90 million). This is one of the most important boiler business sites of Alstom worldwide, with design, engineering and R&D capacities. The site produces industrial leading equipment including large circulating fluidised bed boilers, high-efficiency 600 MW supercritical boilers and 1000 MW ultra-supercritical boilers, which reduce emissions of CO2. The site vastly enhances Alstom’s manufacturing capabilities in China and the Asia-Pacific, and allows Alstom to be closer to its customers in China.