Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd. (THPC) has opened a state-of-the-art generator coil shop at its manufacturing facility in Zhejiang, China, the first phase of a four-year expansion program.
THPC, a unit of Toshiba Corp. of Japan, said November 13 it is to boost its manufacturing output of hydropower generating equipment to more than twice that of fiscal year 2007. Since it was established in January 2005, THPC has supplied more than 80 hydro turbines and generators in China.
THPC owns and operates casting, welding, assembly and machining, and coil shop facilities to manufacture hydropower generating equipment. The 9,000-square-meter expanded coil shop contains advanced equipment for production of electrical components.
Toshiba’s 170 million renminbi (US$25 million) program also covers expansion of its assembly and machining shop and construction of an advanced hydraulic research laboratory with a hydro turbine model test facility.