Alstom Power completes pioneering generator project28th February 2012
Alstom Power’s Generator Service Factory is celebrating the completion of a world-class piece of equipment.
More than 150 staff who work at the Generator Service Facility have contributed to the construction of the Daya Bay Stator (the principle stationary component found within all electric generators) since signing a contract in June 2009.
The stator is the largest one that has been built by workers at the Stafford site in recent years.
The UK-manufactured equipment will now travel more than 5,000 miles to its final destination in China, where it will become a core part of the generator system supplying power into mainland China and Hong Kong. The 330 tonne super-size load will now depart Ellesmere port and travel for more than six weeks by sea before finally reaching Daya Bay in China.
Daya Bay is China’s first nuclear power plant built in Guangdong Province in 1984, where Alstom supplied 2x1000 MW steam turbine-generators. To date Alstom has supplied its conventional island equipment for 50% of China’s total operational installed nuclear capacity.
Henri Argenson, General Manager at Alstom Generator Product Centre, Stafford, commented:
“We’re very proud that such pioneering technology has been produced right here in Stafford. We have an incredibly talented local workforce and the production of the stator is a true demonstration of their skills and commitment.
Argenson went on to say that the Far East market had been a particular focus for the company, and was therefore delighted to have successfully completed the contract.