Alstom Hydro to equip four China projects totaling 8,122 MW

Alstom Hydro announced it has signed contracts totaling 200 million euros (US$283.8 million) to equip four hydroelectric projects in China totaling 8,122 MW.

Alstom Hydro, a joint venture of France’s Bouygues and Alstom (HNN 10/8/07), said it received a contract from Ertan Hydro Power Development Co. to supply eight 600-MW generators to the 4,800-MW Jinping 2 hydroelectric project being built in China’s Sichuan Province. Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation received a contract in August to supply turbines for Jinping 2, the largest of five hydro projects to be built on the Yalong River, forming a cascade with the 3,300-MW Ertan project. (HNN 8/28/07)

Yunnan Lancangjiang Hydro Development Co. Ltd. awarded a contract to Alstom Hydro to supply three 650-MW generators, totaling 1,950 MW, for the Nuozhadu hydroelectric project in Yunnan Province. China’s Huaneng Group and Thailand’s GMS Power anticipated Nuozhadu eventually would have a total capacity of 5,850 MW when their joint venture agreed to fund the project on the Lancang River in 2004.

Alstom Hydro also received a contract from Wujiang Hydroelectric Development Corp. for four 280-MW generators for the 1,120-MW Shatuo hydroelectric project in Guizhou Province. Shatuo is one of five projects the government wants to complete on the Wu River by 2015.

Yunnan Longjiang Water Conservancy Development awarded a contract to Alstom Hydro to supply three 84-MW turbine-generators for the 252-MW Longjiang hydroelectric project in Yunnan Province.

Alstom Hydro’s China unit, Tianjin Alstom Hydro Equipment Co. Ltd., is responsible for managing the project work, in addition to design, engineering, manufacturing, and commissioning of all equipment.

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