Voith secured contracts to supply hydropower technology in China

German engineering company Voith has secured two contracts for the supply of hydropower technology in China.

The first order received by Voith includes the supply of four pump turbine generator units to Xiamen Pumped Storage Plant and the second order is for large-scale pumps for Wan Jia Zhai project.

As part of the first supply order, Voith will supply four of 350MW reversible pump turbines and generators, together with auxiliary equipment. The order was placed by Fujian Xiamen Pumped Storage (Xiamen), a subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC).

Xiamen Pumped Storage Plant will have a rated water head of 545m and a rated rotary speed of 428.6 rpm. The first unit is expected to be commissioned in October 2023 and all the units will be put into the commercial operation by August 2024.

The Xiamen plant will have an installed capacity of 1.4GW. The project is expected to optimize the energy structure of the Fujian power grid by balancing peak periods, frequency and phase regulation. In the past, Voith has delivered equipment for several Chinese pumped storage plants.

Recently, Voith has also signed a contract with Shanxi Yellow River Water Industry Corporation in Shanghai for the supply of large-scale pumps and accessories for the Wan Jia Zhai project in Bejing.

The second order, which is worth €27m, has been placed by Shanxi Yellow River Water Industry Corporation in Shanghai for the supply of large scale pumps for Beijing’s water supply network project.

As part of this order, the engineering company will supply and install 19 large scale pumps and accessories for the Wan Jia Zhai project in Bejing.

The scope of supply includes 14 pump units with an output of 11 MW each, a delivery head of 140 m and a flow rate of 6.45 m³/s. The deal also includes the supply of five smaller pump units with an output of 6 MW each, a delivery head of 76 m and a flow rate of 6.45 m³/s.