Russian equipment supplier OJSC Power Machines and its Chinese partner, China Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Co. Ltd., have signed contracts totaling 28 million euros (US$41.5 million) to equip the 660-MW Shengsigou and 600-MW Yinpan hydroelectric projects in China.
Daduhe River Hydropower Development Corp. awarded a 17 million euro (US$25.2 million) contract for Power Machines to design, manufacture, test, and supply four 165-MW turbine runners for Shengsigou. Being built in Hanyuan County of Sichuan Province, Shengsigou is to be the 18th project in a chain on the Daduhe River.
Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. awarded an 11 million euro (US$16.3 million) contract for Power Machines to design, manufacture, test, and supply four 150-MW turbine runners for Yinpan, which is being built on the Uqzan River in Ulun County of Chongqing.
Power Machines said the contracts would be completed under an April 2007 strategic partnership agreement with Zhejiang Fuchunjiang for co-design of turbine and generator parts and production cooperation.
The companies are considering cooperation to compete for contracts to equip the 1,320-MW Paklay hydroelectric project in Laos, with 10 132-MW units (HNN 11/14/07) and the 1,322-MW Hutgyi hydro project in Myanmar, with seven 170-MW units and one 132-MW unit. (HNN 9/5/07)