Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation, as part of a consortium led by Dong Fang Electrical Machinery, is to supply seven 700 MW 140m head Francis turbines for the Longtan hydroelectric project in Guangxi Province, China.
The turbine contract, which was signed on 22 January 2003, is worth some US$86.6M split equally between the two consortium partners.
At 8m, the turbine runners exceed transport limitations so they will be manufactured in a specially erected facility at the project site. voith-siemens Hydro will manage manufacture of five runners, as well as providing design and supplying other turbine parts from its Shanghai facility. Dong Fang will manufacture the balance of the equipment.
Longtan, on the Hongshui river, is due to start up in 2007. Its power will be used in Guangdong and Hong Kong.