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Alstom hydropower equipment to China

Alstom will supply hydropower equipment worth €70 million for a hydroelectric dam in China for Datang Guanyinyan Hydropower Development Co Ltd.

The contract involves the supply of three 600 MW Francis hydropower 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.

Hydropower accounts for 22% of China’s electricity generation capacity and is expanding at a rate of 15 GW per year. Over 110 new hydropower projects are currently in the planning stage, to be completed by 2020.

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