VIDEO: Chattanooga workers to build high-tech gas turbines
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A global power generation company with a new manufacturing plant in Chattanooga has announced new technology to build gas turbines that are more powerful, more efficient, and create less pollution, according to the company.
On Tuesday, Alstom announced the launch of its upgraded GT24 gas turbine to be built by local employees on Riverfront Parkway in Chattanooga. The technology will be offered to North America, parts of Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
According to a news release from the company, its new gas turbines respond to the increasing demand for gas-fired power generation.
The upgraded GT24 gas turbine and other associated key power plant components will be manufactured in Alstom's factory in Chattanooga, that was inaugurated last year. It will employ up to 350 people, building and retrofitting major equipment for the fossil fuel and nuclear power generation market.
Patrick Fetzer, head of Alstom's gas business in North America, was in Chattanooga on Thursday to show the technology to the media.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries, and had sales of $28.5 billion last year.