Alstom wins RMB510m Chinese hydro contracts

PARIS, July 11 — Alstom has won contracts worth around EUR50 million (RMB510 million) to supply equipment for two hydropower stations in China.

The first order, placed by Guizhou Qianyuan Power Development Corporation is for four 220MW Francis turbines and ring gates to the Dongqing hydropower station in the southwestern Guizhou Province. The first unit is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2008.

The second order is from Gansu Xiaosanxia Hydro Development Corporation, for the delivery of four 34MW bulb turbine/generator units for the Wujinxia hydropower station on the Yellow River in the western Gansu Province. With runner diameters of around 7.1m, Alstom says these machines are among the biggest bulb units in China. Operation of the first unit is planned for 2008.
Alstom’s Unit in Tianjin, China, is responsible for design, manufacture and delivery of all equipment as well as project management.
Alstom has significant market share in China’s hydro market – 24% before these orders. It is presently executing another project for Guizhou Qianyuan Power Development Corporation, providing four 260MW generators and their auxiliaries to the Guangzhao hydropower station in Guizhou Province.
The French industrial giant also enjoys the reputation as the largest power generation supplier to the Three Gorges Project, providing technology and equipment to 16 turbine generator units among the total of 26 units at the world’s largest hydro project.

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