Voith Hydro to equip China hydropower projects

Voith Hydro has signed contracts with two China-based utilities to supply equipment for their hydropower projects, Voith Hydro reported.

For the extension of Da Tang YanTan Hydro Power Company's existing Yan Tan hydropower project, located at the Hongshui River in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Voith will supply the generators for two 340-MW units.

Huanghe Hydro Power Development Company is building the Yang Qu hydropower plant on the Yellow River and selected Voith Hydro for the supply of three Francis turbines with an output of 40O MW each. The overall value of both contracts is about EUR40 million (US$56.6 million).

With these two projects 1,880 MW of new power generation capacity will be installed.

In other news, Germany's Rheinkraftwerk Sackingen AG has awarded Voith Hydro a contract for refurbishment of four turbines of the 73.6-MW Sackingen hydroelectric project on the Rhine River.

The hydro project operator seeks disassembly and complete refurbishment of the four 18.4-MW turbines, each a Kaplan unit of 7.4 meters in diameter. Work includes renewal of all wearing parts, machine automation, governors, static excitation and protection equipment.

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