An Alstom-led consortium has won a $41.3 million contract to refurbish both units of the fire-damaged Kosovo B power plant for Kosovan utility Korporata Energjetike e Kosoves. The contract, co-funded by the European Agency for Reconstruction and United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) follows the successful completion of emergency repairs at the plant in Obilic and the restarting of Unit 2.

The contract covers refurbishment of the electrical and control equipment and the restarting of Unit 1, which suffered fire damage to its electrical systems following a thunderstorm in July 2002.

When this is complete, Unit 2, repaired temporarily by Alstom Power Inc., Lisle, Ill., and Innogy plc, Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K., at the end of last year will be shut down and the electrical and control equipment will be refurbished.

Alstom's Power Sector will supply, install and commission the P320 digital control system in each unit, upgrading the instrumentation and control systems of the boiler and steam turbine.