GE to equip China’s 3,000-MW Liang He Kou hydroelectric project

The China Yalong River Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. has awarded a US$56 million contract to GE Renewable Energy to provide six 500 MW generators and auxiliary equipment for the 3,000-MW Liang He Kou hydroelectric plant in China.

GE said it will provide the equipment design, manufacturing, installation supervision, commissioning, on-site testing and other services for China Yalong River Hydropower Development, which has previously contracted the Paris-based conglomerate to provide four Francis turbines for its 4,800-MW Jinping 2.

The generators will be primarily engineered and manufactured at GE’s Hydro Center of Excellence in Tianjin. The first unit is planned for commissioning by 2021.

The facility is to be located on the Yalong River in the Ganzi Prefecture of Sichuan Province. Construction on the concrete-face, rock-fill Ling He Kou (also written as Lianghekou) Dam began in 2014.

The hydro station is reported as being one of several in a cascade planned for the Yalong River. Others include the 3,300-MW Ertan, 3,600-MW Jinping 1, Jinping 2, 2,400-MW Guandi and 600-MW Tongzilin.

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