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Alstom and Eesti Energia will build new power plant in Estonia

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 22.12.2010.Print version
Estonia’s state-owned energy giant Eesti Energia reached an agreement over the conditions of the construction contract of a new power station with Alstom; the new plant will be built near Narva, next to the existing Estonian Power Station, LETA/Äripä reports.

In summer of 2010, two bids were submitted to the procurement of the new power station, of which the bid by SNC Lavalin Polska did not correspond to requirements and was rejected. Negotiations were launched with the second bidder, Alstom consortium, which consists of Alstom Estonia AS, Alstom Power Sp. z o.o., Alstom Power System SA.


“We reached contract conditions suitable for us as the result of intense talks held with Alstom. However, we cannot carry out that investment without the state’s support and before launching construction work, we have to wait for the state aid permit, enabling support to oil shale blocs built in Estonia. Till then Alstom can only launch initial preparations,” said Eesti Energia Narva Power Plants manager Tõnu Aas.


A power station fuelled by oil shale and with up to two energy blocs (2x300 MW) will be built near Narva. The first bloc will have to be completed by 2015, the building of the next bloc will be decided in 2012.


The cost of the new power plant with two energy blocs is nearly 950 mln euro.

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