REGULATION | Cesar Tordesillas, China

Alstom gets deal for Guanyinyan hydroelectric dam


Alstom will supply equipment worth US$92.6 million for a new hydroelectric dam in China.

The contract, awarded to Alstom by the Datang Guanyinyan Hydropower Development Co. Ltd, involves the supply of three 600 MW Francis turbine generator units to the new Guanyinyan hydropower station on the Jinsha River in Yunnan province. The first unit is due to enter commercial operation in 2014.

DaTang Guanyinyan Hydropower Development Co. Ltd is a member of the China Datang Corp., one of China's top five power generation groups.

This is Alstom's second contract with the company following the PengShui hydropower project in 2004, for which Alstom supplied five 350 MW Francis turbine generator units.


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