France, Levallois-Perret: Alstom has been awarded a contract for the supply of a generator transformer for the combined-cycle heat and power plant (CHP) in Niehl, Cologne, Germany, operated by RheinEnergie AG.
The transformer is manufactured in the Alstom plant in Mönchengladbach and has a power output of 560 MVA, 410/21 kV. It is planned for delivery in mid-2015, reports PennEnergy.
The generator transformer has four oil-air coolers functioning as an ODAF (oil directed, air forced) cooling system. It is adapted to both the special requirements in the power plant for a compact machine and the current regulatory demands specifying a maximum oil quantity of 100 tonnes.
“The new construction project in Niehl, Cologne, clearly illustrates the range of Alstom’s service portfolio for energy generation and transmission. Alstom has the advantage of being able to provide customers with a complete range of services, in both manufacturing of a new combined cycle plant, and providing the necessary equipment for electricity transmission.” stated Heiko Schneider, Project Manager of Alstom Grid in Mönchengladbach.