Voith Siemens to equip China’s 512-MW Caojie

Chongqing Shipping Construction &Development Co. has awarded a contract to Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to equip the 512-MW Caojie hydroelectric project on the Jialing River in China’s Chongqing Province.

The contract, valued at 51 million euros (US$62 million), calls for Voith Siemens’ Shanghai unit to supply four vertical Kaplan turbines of 128 MW each. Chongqing Shipping is to build a harbor near the construction site to aid in shipping of the turbine runners, which will have diameters of 9.5 meters.

The Caojie project, which is to provide water for irrigation and local industry, is to be commissioned in 2010.

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