Tianjin Alstom Hydro, the company’s China-based branch is to take responsibility for the design, manufacture, delivery and erection supervision of new equipment at the Guangzhao Hydropower station in the country’s southwest Guizhou province. Following the signing of a US$25M contract with the Guizhou Beipan River Hydro Development Co., Alstom is to supply four generators and accompanying auxiliary equipment to the 4 x 260MW facility on China’s Beipan river.

Work is to begin this year, with equipment delivered to the site from 2005-2008 and the commissioning of the first unit expected late 2007.

A contract was also signed last month with the China Heavy Machinery Corporation for the supply of three 22MW Francis turbine/generator units to the Myanmar Power Ministry-owned Kun Hydro Power Station. Deliveries are expected in 2005-2006.

Separately, Hydro-Québec’s Péribonka project in Canada is to receive three 130MW Francis turbine/generator units, speed regulators and static excitation units from Alstom, which will carry out the design, manufacture, transport, installation and commissioning of the equipment. A date for the commissioning of the first unit has been set for December 2007, with all three units expected to be in commercial operation by the following March.