Steaming ahead

Alstom and E.ON Benelux have agreed on a contract to provide a steam turbine unit for the new fossil-fuel power plant at Maasvlakte power station in the Netherlands. The new power plant, located near the North Sea and the Rotterdam harbour, will be able to co-fire biomass and is being designed for retrofitting with carbon capture technology.

As part of the agreement Alstom will provide a 1,110MW steam turbine generator package and will carry out transport to the site, deployment, commissioning and trial runs. The technology is expected to contribute to a total efficiency of 46 per cent, compared with a European average of 36 per cent.