China to seek construction, equipment for 117-MW Shihutang

Developers of the Jiangxi Shihutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex project plan to seek bids for civil construction and equipment of the multipurpose project, including the 117-MW Shihutang hydro plant on the Gan River.

The government of China has applied to the World Bank for US$100 million in funding for the complex. (HNN 4/5/07) The project objective is to enhance the standard of living in the Gan River region by developing waterway transport and providing environmentally friendly energy.

The complex is to include a dam, sluice gates, hydropower plant with six bulb turbine-generators, ship lock, and dam crest access road. The earthen dam will be 559 meters long containing 24 sets of sluice gates. Flood protection works are to include 38 kilometers of dikes, 61 kilometers of diversion canals, six sets of pumping stations with total capacity of 5.5 MW, and two sets of regulating sluices.

The developer also plans to seek consultants to study optimization of multiple reservoir operations.

Companies that want to be included on a mailing list for invitations to pre-qualify and bid are invited to contact the address below.

For information, contact Jiangxi Shihutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex, Project Management Office, Jiangxi Provincial Communications Dept., Deputy Director Mr. Huang, 140 Yuanjiang North Road, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China; (86) 791-6817370; Fax: (86) 791-6812936; E-mail:


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