Atlas Copco receives large-scale order from power generation market

October 16, 2006

Stockholm, Sweden, October 16, 2006: Atlas Copco has received a large order from Alstom Switzerland for the power generation market. The order comprises several fuel gas booster compressors, with the overall contract value at MSEK 83 (MEUR 9). The machines are set for delivery between late 2007 and early 2008.

Alstom is a global leader in power generation. The machines are being delivered to different destinations in Spain and the United Kingdom, where they will be used in natural gas power plants. Atlas Copco is building three two-stage fuel gas booster compressors for an 800 megawatt power plant in Great Britain. The two compressors for the Spanish plants are single-stage fuel gas boosters to be used in two 400 megawatt power plants. This newest fuel gas booster contract comes in the wake of a similar order from Alstom in June for power plants in Italy. The total installed power of all these plants is in excess of 2 500 megawatt. “The fuel gas booster market has been growing. Atlas Copco has the right technical capability and product reliability to meet the market’s needs,” says Ronnie Leten, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Leveraging from related projects, Atlas Copco is currently going to great lengths to standardize the machines used in power plants. Due to this approach, Atlas Copco can typically ensure that customers such as Alstom have combined-process power plants operational more quickly. The order was won by Atlas Copco’s Gas and Process division within the Compressor Technique business area.