Pumped-storage projects in China

Alstom has signed four contracts with a combined value of EUR 357 million to provide power-generating equipment for three pumped-storage projects in China and transfer the related technology. The scope of supply for all three projects covers the design, manufacturing, transport and supervision of building and commissioning of 16 x 306 MW reversible pump-turbine/motor-generator units, all associated auxiliaries, electrical BOP and control systems. The first contract is for the supply of 8 x 306 MW units for the Huizou Pumped-Storage Power Station, located in China’s southern Guangdong Province, for Guangdong Pumped Storage Co. Ltd. The first unit is scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2008 and the last by the end of 2011. The second covers the supply of 4 x 306 MW units for the Bailianhe Pumped-Storage Power Station, located in central Hubei Province. The customer is Bailianhe Pumped-Storage Co. Ltd. Commissioning of the units will stretch from the beginning of 2007 to mid-2008. In the third contract, the State Grid Henan Baoquan Pumped Storage Co., Ltd. has ordered 4 x 306 MW units for the underground powerhouse of the Baoquan Pumped-Storage Power Station located on the Yuhe River in central Henan Province. The first unit is scheduled for commercial operation in May 2008 and the last in April 2009. The fourth contact concerns the transfer of technology. Under the terms of this contract, Alstom will transfer the relevant design and manufacturing technology of single stage reversible pump-turbine and motor-generator to Harbin Electrical Machinery Co. Ltd. and Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co.

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