U.S. firm wins cable deal for China’s 2,715-MW Gezhouba

Composite Technology Corp. of the United States has received a US$2.7 million contract to supply cable to distribute power from China’s 2,715-MW Gezhouba hydroelectric project in Hubei Province.

Composite subsidiary CTC Cable Corp. received the order from Far East Composite Technology Co., a subsidiary of Jiangsu New Far East Cable Corp. of Yixing City. The order, for Gezhouba operator Hubei Province Electric Power Co., includes 200 kilometers of ACCC conductor for the Chinese grid.

Composite said the anticipated May installation will bring Composite’s installed base of ACC conductor worldwide to more than 1,300 kilometers.

�We are pleased to see this continuing expansion of the Chinese market,� Composite Chief Executive Officer Benton Wilcoxon said. �These orders are coming from multiple power bureaus and are an indication of the breadth of market penetration. This latest order will be used to distribute power generated by the Gezhouba Dam hydroelectric project.�

Gezhouba is the sister project to 18,200-MW Three Gorges Dam and the largest operational project in China today, Composite noted. (HNN 2/15/07)

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