GE Power bags hydroelectric plant deal in China

GE Power China

ANDRITZ and Dongfang Electric Machinery has selected GE Power for its electrical solutions for the Fengning pumped-storage hydroelectric plant in the Hebei province in China.

The hydroelectric plant will be the world’s largest pumped-storage power station, with an installed capacity of 3.6 gigawatts (GW) and an annual power generation anticipated to be 3.4 terawatt hours.

Phase 2 of the project will facilitate an addition of 1.8 GW of power generation capacity. GE’s Power Conversion business will provide two variable speed MV7000 converters for two 300-megawatt generators provided by ANDRITZ. GE Power will also supply one static frequency converter for the rest of the four generators provided by Dongfang Electric Machinery.

The Fengning hydro project is the first in China to incorporate variable speed technology.

“We have worked on various hydro projects in partnership with GE. Delivering this project in China is another key achievement along our journey together to build more reliable and efficient clean hydro power,” said Peter Amler, Electrical Power Systems Vice President, ANDRITZ Hydro.